In this informal series of blogposts, I’ll try to provide some context behind The Archive. Specifically, what lead me to start The Archive and where I will take the project over the years. Things may change along the way, but the underlying goal will always remain the same – to create a digital and physical bank of the lives of humans told through a medium people will enjoy engaging with.
We need to begin when I was about sixteen. The age when I started showing an interest in history and books. As with most teenagers my age, I liked videogames. I used to play competitively, which involved drilling sequences on how to best play a game to win. With age I can see it w... Read More
Though my days of selling books are shelved, it feels good knowing I can focus my time with a stronger sense of direction. Also, the idea of calling myself a bibliophile and never having sold books seems absurd, and I'm glad I served my sentence at a young age. Anybody tha... Read More
Right about the time I turned 17 I realised there was a second-hand bookstore about a three minute walk from my house. How I managed to ignore it is a testament to how little I cared about books in my early teens. It was next door to a corner mechanic built in the thirties, li... Read More