Well boys and girls I recall it was way back there in 1996. The cold war
was over and the human race was destined for everlasting peace, tranquility,
free beer and pony rides.
So I bought myself one of those new-fangled computer machines and seeing as how Al Gore had gone to all that trouble to invent the internet I decided to jump on it and quickly became a frequent participant in Submarine Forums (aka Bulletin Boards aka BBS').
As it turned out, back in those days, guys would find some real good links and post them on the BBS and in no time -- as more postings were made -- the links would get pushed further and further down until they were out of sight and forgotten. Then, later someone would pop up and ask about such-and-such link and nobody could find it.
It was a pain in the ass so I began to make HTML pages for my own use to handle all my clickable links. The next logical step - being a sharing-type person and all - was to put it on the web... and now here we are and of course it grew... and that is why this thing exists.
Finally - this is not a commercial site, nor is it a blog... so you may think of it as my enhanced bookmarks-on-steroids collection. Complete with tons of selected links and copies to keep them from disappearing into that black hole of deleted-stuff-in-cyberspace.
As Bill Clinton famously said when asked why he did what he did, "Its because I can".