My introduction to the WWW came in 1995 with my involvement with the National Music Foundation in Lenox, MA; I created my first website in February 1997, newberkshire.com. It saddened me to notice that my domain name was about the 34,000th to be registered – I was afraid I’d missed the boat – even though I was 19 months ahead of Google, and years ahead of Facebook and Twitter!
Go to: newberkshire.com
After a couple years of publishing reviews from all the major theatre, dance, and music venues in the Berkshires, I knew that the typical user was more interested in how to get to the Berkshires, where to stay, tickets and schedules than in our erudite and luminous coverage of last week’s plays, concerts, and dance performances. So, I created another site, BerkshireLinks, with the intention to post a comprehensive calendar of the arts and entertainment scene in the Berkshires, buttressed by a veritable Berkshire county almanac that includes homepages for all 32 towns and cities.
In that first blissful decade, before big tech gluttony and the madness of free amplification for every idiotic utterance, a.k.a. social media, we were co-branded with an international hotel booking agency and came this close to unimaginable wealth! Go to: BerkshireLinks.com