This is the 100th edition of Sparkings from Pollock Spark. The first one came out in February 2004. OK there have been gaps in publication – but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
The world was younger then and this newsletter was pretty much as social as we were – though MySpace had been going for 6 months. In fact the very month that the first Sparkings was sent out was the selfsame month that Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin – but that was only for Harvard students.
As the 100th edition of Sparkings was being published this February 2015, I searched for the very first February 2004 edition. Of course, digital archives being what they are, I went the old fashioned route and dug up the print out! So here is a scan of the printout of the first Sparkings from 2004.