A Boy And His Dog Go Travelling
By webmink on Sep 07, 2005
A while back, Tim Bray and I did an interview with Sun's venerable Bill Howard all about the idea of blogging and where blogs.sun.com came from, philosophically speaking. It appeared soon after in Sun's customer newsletter, "Inner Circle", and we were both quite pleased with how it had turned out.
Imagine our surprise, then, when we discovered that the article had been deemed worthy of an appearance on the Sun.Com home page. I first spotted it when hits started to show up in my referrer log from people curious to read the blog of this loud-mouth featured on the home page. Even more amazing was the discovery that, unable to secure a suitably approved photo of Tim and myself, the editor had used a photo we'd both been trying to keep secret, showing our last visit to the office after Tim's recent experimental surgery.
You may not know, but actually "Bray" is a modified version of his original family name, "Bark". You'll see on the right that I'm largely unchanged (my hair is spiked but otherwise that's just how I look usually) but Tim has suffered extreme weight loss and grown a coat of white and brown hair - and unusually is not wearing a hat.
The story is rapidly spreading across the world - so far I have found it in French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Spanish and Polish as well as in English - so Tim's little secret is out. When you see him, remember to give him a pat on the head, ask if he wants walkies and most especially ask if Atom is his favourite brand of dog biscuit.