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David Blue


※ G o o d M o r n i n g ※

I'm David Blue - an automotive journalist on sabbatical and self-described Software Historian.

It's good to be here!

By that I mean, it's especially nice to feel welcome here even though I am in no way a software developer

I use the term Software Historian because I have found myself especially fascinated with the origin stories of the platforms and services we use in the past 3-4 years, especially regarding Word Processors.

My ultimate software development aspiration would be to build my own CMS with Python from scratch, but I'm not just being humble when I tell you that I am very far away from doing that.

Recently, I have been toying with the idea of writing a Literary History of Streaming Music, directly inspired by Professor Matthew G. Kirschenbaum's _Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing_, continuing the work I began in one of my all-time best essays **examining the Holiness of Bandcamp** as a technology company who can do no wrong.

I'm sure anyone reading this can relate when I lament that I really should get around to writing an updated bio, but I've already spent enough time on this one, I think. Let me just quote myself from my blog's about page:

I’ve already born witness to innovation bridging divisions between people throughout the greatest informational renaissance my species has ever seen... Originally, I wrote about our relationship with cars (2019 Volkswagen Atlas Review) and now technology (Bandcamp: Streaming's Secret Savior) from a perspective that feels tedious or abstract to some, but is generally entertaining, through-and-through. I’m proud of the work I’ve done so far, which has been wild, absurd, reflective, and hilarious — occasionally all in the same work as I develop my voice.

I'm not just horsing around when I say feel free to email me about literally anything

See: my NeoCities action group for Drafts.

† The Psalms (My technology blog. Entirely nonsecular, I promise)

🇪🇺 _End User_ (A solo "podcast" which I update now and then, talking to my phone - silence truncated - about things I've been exploring.)

⌨ The iPhone x Bluetooth Keyboard Project (Perhaps my very first truly worthwhile cause.)

Ǝ _Extratone_ (An online music magazine which I devoted most of my adult life to developing up until 2018.)

⎆ Social Directory (An ongoing list of links to my profiles on every social service I can remember signing up for.)


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