Historical Documents: Justin Hall, 1998 and 1999

Enforced weekend at home (sick child) resulted in historical explorations of the web.

Justin Hall, star of documentary “Home Page” and long time high profile inhabitant of the internet, promotes the film at Sundance in 1999. Sadly, this film seems to be completely unavailable to watch today. I saw it at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC when it was released. I think it’s quite tragic, and of course deeply ironic, that it’s so unavailable given the ubiquity of video on the internet now.

Around the same time, Justin hosting a show on ZDTV with Leo Laporte, aimed at helping people create personal home pages.  The example home pages he shows seem just slightly dated today. I had a theory back then that personal home pages were a form of folk art.