Editor's note: You may see a new look and feel for NASA Watch appearing - and then disappearing. That's NASA Watch 3.0. We hope to have it online in the next few days or so. We're fiddling with things right now - so please excuse the mess. Once everything is working, we'll be featuring guest bloggers, a moderated comment feature, tagging capability for sites such as Digg, and a number of social networking and Web 2.0 features that further integrate our SpaceRef.com news, OnOrbit.com networking, and search capabilities.
It is rather amazing to see what can be done these days - considering that I started NASA Watch on a Mac Classic II webserver on an ISDN line in our condo in 1996 - and was coding HTML by hand. I was blogging before the word had even been coined. Oh well. I am certain NASA Watch 4.0 will be under development soon enough. Stay tuned.
Changes in Thinking at NASA, PBS Newshour, 29 November 1996. Scroll down a bit. Back then this website was called "NASA RIF Watch".
"Keith Cowing follows all of this in cyberspace. He's a former NASA engineer who set up an Internet site that functions as a kind of super water cooler for all of NASA's far-flung employees. He calls it "RIF Watch." It features rumors, editorial comment, jokes, cartoons. It also frequently publishes high-level internal memos that NASA employees send to Cowing. He says there are a lot of unhappy people out there in NASA Land."
Dammit Jim, I am a biologist, not an engineer.