Wendy M. Grossman, the HTML Edition

Wendy M. Grossman: who?

You may be wondering why you're here. If you're interested in skepticism, you could go take a look at the UK magazine The Skeptic, which I founded in 1987 and which links to many other skeptical sites worldwide. If you think you might remember me from the folk scene, you probably do: I was a full-time folksinger from 1975-1983, more or less, allowing for memory lapses. If you like folk music, you might be interested in The Digital Tradition. I am proud to be an Autoharper on the Net and a little bemused to have been the resident of trailer #063 in the Official ASG Trailer Park, very sadly gone now.

wg on car, 1997
wg, July 1997 ("How fast was that car going?" -- Andrew Ward). Photo by and copyright (c) Tony Sleep. Used by permission .
But perhaps you knew me, along with snow, eccentricity (they told me at the time it was a little unusual to walk around campus playing the pennywhistle), and terrific scenery, in Sage Chapel Choir or through the Folk Song Club at Cornell University, from which I graduated in 1975 (BA, Arts & Sciences), and where my friend Bill Steele (who did the wheel on my front page -- thanks, Bill!) maintains the News server. If you don't like that site, I do have other friends, and if snow makes you depressed, here's where I'd like to go when I feel like that. Of course, unlike you I haven't really seen snow since 1991, and I wish I had.

You may also have run across me arguing somewhere like rec.sport.tennis, in which case you might be more interested in tennis than in the rest of this site.

If, on the other hand, you're here because you think you met me at CFP or read something I wrote in a magazine or newspaper and you're sure you don't want to go somewhere else, keep reading.

My credits since 1990 include work for publications like Scientific American and the Daily Telegraph. You can also find my work in New Scientist, Wired, and Wired News. I was a columnist for Internet Today from July 1996 until it closed in April 1997, and together with Dominic Young I run the Fleet Street Forum, which used to be on CompuServe, but now is independent. I edited an anthology of interviews with leading computer industry figures taken from the pages of leading British computer magazine Personal Computer World called Remembering the Future, which was released in January 1997 bySpringer Verlag. I have one album from my folksinging days, >Roseville Fair (1980). I also played on an even more obscure album released in 1978 from Kicking Mule Records called the Women's Guitar Workshop, and not only do I not know how you could get a copy of this album, I don't even know how you could get hold of Kicking Mule, although there are mules on the Net.

Unfortunately, London doesn't have a Home Page you can look at, but you might like this one for Kew Gardens instead.

I personally am from New York, which when I was growing up looked more like this.

You may be one of those people who feels impelled to send me email. In the interests of minimizing domestic and international conflict, you might like to note that I tend to be extremely nasty to anyone who sends me junk email. Even if you're not a spammer, you may want to play it safe and check this mood button first. (I get a *lot* of email.) Blue means I'm feeling fairly calm and friendly; red means watch out for flying shrapnel; and yellow means you take your chances. Actually, you have only minimal choice: you have to push the mood button for a convenient way to get at my email address.

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