Simply stated, we are a group
of friends. Most of us worked together at a local Chicago ISP,
WorldWide Access, between 1995 and 1998, when it was purchased by
Verio. Some of us left soon thereafter. Some of us hung on for a time.
We all became friends. We all became close. And now that our former employer is gone, we remain that way.
We like to get together at least once a week, usually on Wednesday evenings. We share stories, beers, complaints and jokes. Sometimes a good idea even comes along. Oftentimes we sober up and realize just how wrong that idea was.
A few months ago we actually gave our little circle a name, and in accordance with the principle of Internet contribution -- namely that nothing on the Internet is nearly as [good|witty|clever|smart|sexy|elite] as what you put on the Internet -- we're building a site. This is that site.