Kathy Sierra’s quest for meaningful web experiences
The author of my favorite blog has issued a request for stories – specific examples how the web may have changed your life. This is one of my stories.
In the mid-90s I bought a farm in Wakefield Quebec. I worked at Nortel at the time – and got interested in exotic pets. Via a simple web search I found a woman named Carolyn Macpherson – owner of Pygmy Pets in Winfield BC. We chatted for 6 months or so… and I decided to raise wallabies – small members of the kangaroo family. First came Rooby -the female. Then Dennis Hopper, the male. Carolyn provided great support!
A few years later, I ran into trouble with a few environment officers in Quebec. The tragic result was that three wallabies were confiscated. That story was widely broadcast – and still appears on the web today. The date – Valentines day 2001.