On URLs as Written by Charles Dickens

Imagine, for a moment, that Charles Dickens wrote URLs.

For the non-technical, a URL is a website address. A “Universal Resource Locator.” I presume you’re reading this from http://www.allyngibson.net/, though there are other places and other ways you might have found your way here.

But, again, let us suppose that Charles Dickens wrote URLs.

We don’t need to suppose. We can visit DickensURL.com and discover, for ourselves, what URLs would have looked like in the age of Charles Dickens.

Give it a URL, and it gives you a Charles Dickens quotation and a link.

To get to this website, try “She’s the ornament of her sex.” Which doesn’t really work, as I’m not a she. 😆

But it’s a quote from The Old Curiosity Shop, a book, by the way, which I’ve never read. I’ve heard of it, but not read it, no.

TrekBBS is, nonsensical as this sounds, “A person who can’t pay, gets another person who can’t pay, to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs, to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don’t make either of them able to do a walking match” from Little Dorrit.

I really disagree that Google is “Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman,” but I’m not the programmer.

DickensURL, for all your fucking-around-in-a-literary-way needs. 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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