Sparkings issue One – on the occasion of Sparkings issue 100

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.

 

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