‘CWorld’ was the in-house abbreviation for the website Chameleonworld, a set of web pages in the early days of the web, that operated until 2003. Chameleonworld’s mission was:
“to provide a filter which keeps up to date with the web’s positive aspects, but which is unaffected by greed or fashion, moving us away from the web’s current ‘shopping mall’ mentality towards the provision of information: from consumption to communication. Inspirational. International. Independent”.
It’s ‘About’ and ‘Contents’ page noted:
“Consider the hundreds of millions of internet terminals currently in existence, employed by hundreds of millions of users accessing over a billion pages. [note 1]. Much of the traffic generated by this enormous network is trivial, mindless or derivitive, frequently ugly in design, often driven solely by the desire for profit, and more than occasionally dangerous. (We suggest a visit to annonymizer to see some of these dangers.)
Yet the web is still the most significant communication tool since the invention of the printing press. Chameleonworld’s mission is to provide a filter which keeps up to date with the web’s positive aspects, but which is unaffected by greed or fashion, moving us away from the web’s current ‘shopping mall’ mentality towards the provision of information: from consumption to communication. Inspirational. International. Independent.
NEW is a regular update of any new pages, essays, editorials, links etc. in Chameleonworld. Check on the first of the month for what’s new. LINKS Linkworld brings you informed links to a variety of sites which are genuinely thought provoking, illuminating, entertaining and functional. CHAMELEON UK provides comment on UK specific issues and lots of links for UK visitors and residents. During 2001 a UK projects section will start. EDITORIAL shows you our view on a number of current issues of importance. ESSAYS Freespeech! gives you the opportunity to submit essays by either yourself or others which you consider worthy of an audience. WEBHELP is a free web advice page. It includes a detailed section and listing on search engines and how to use them effectively. WEBDESIGN is a web design free help page, and a web design service. Currently the web design service is by special arrangement only. PROJECTS Adamzworld will be Chameleon’s special project page. Due to commence during the Spring of 2001. PUBLISHING Caxtonia will be Chameleon’s site dedicated to the published word. Due to commence during the Spring of 2001.”
Essays and editorials from Chameleonworld will begin to appear on these pages throughout 2012 as much of the Chameleonworld archive moves onto this blog. See the menu on the Cworld tab for any chameleonworld writing that has moved.