What ever happened to eyeballs? Way back--I went on computer in 1983, paid about $4,500 for my IBM and got 64k. And those were good dollars. I remember the price of the dot-matrix printer because it was kind of cute: $1,776.
Anyhow -- in the early days of the Internet, we used to hear about "eyeballs" -- how many eyeballs a web site was getting. I always used to wonder whether 300 eyeballs represented 300 viewers or -- think about it -- 150.
Now I receive daily reports about the number of pageviews for the blog. That's obviously one viewer per, but I don't really understand the reports (they're complicated) and above all they don't tell me what I most want to know: Is anyone reading all this beyond my own family (who know they have to keep up or they'd fail the pop quiz next time they visited) and my own friends (who don't really count)? Well, yes, you count but you know what I mean.
What I'd love to know is if, after seven weeks, are any genuine strangers looking in on all this? If you're a genuine stranger, perhaps you could let me know with a comment, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Yes, the kids say my address is back in the last century, but I'm not about to change it.)
If I still had one, I'd take a picture of a one-sided single-density floppy disk to include here. But at any rate, please, I'd enjoy hearing whether there's anyone out there!