far, our infant Internet site bikwil.com
is getting but a modest visitor count. Mind you, itís already been
registered by over 45 major search engines and ezine directories, so we
must be doing something right. Next issue, in the
Web Line column, I hope to
refer you to some Internet places that have been particularly kind to
benefit of newer readers or those who donít have Internet
access, here is an extract from our Web site that explains
Bikwilís genesis. I have quoted this because
questions have been asked in Various Houses as to the
significance of the recently added prehistoric watermark
behind the Colophon
the background. In the mid 1990s, while a group of like-minded friends
were enjoying lunch together,
. . .
the phrase "small dinosaur" got coined to convey the meaning "we are
small creatures who enjoy waxing passionate on topics of value that most
of the modern world appears to deem 'old-fashioned' or even 'extinct'" .
. . Tony [Rogers] and several other compatible types were soon recruited
into this proto-society of neo-Mesozoic iconoplasts. Many conversations
later, Bikwil came into being as a . . . newsletter, with the aim
of sharing our enthusiasms with a wider community.