The purpose of a personal home page
So, what is the purpose of a personal home page?
I've always thought the most important thing is to let other people get to know you. Find out what your interests are and such.
What other people?
Well, anybody with a browser -- Friends, Strangers, and stalkers.
That doesn't make much sense. Your friends would already know you, right? And why would strangers even want to know anything about you?
Um...What if you've got friends that you haven't seen in a while, and they want to know what you're up to? And suppose they've lost your address and phone number, and you've moved three times in the past five years? All they need to do is google your name and there's your page --with your photo and a description of what you do, and maybe a current email address.
Good point. But what if your name is John Smith?
I really can't help it if your parents couln't come up with an original name. What were they thinking?
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