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What is a Home Page

06/12/05 | by JAdP | Categories: Information Mangement, Collaboration, Blog

The home page is an index to what that site is presenting to the world. That index could be to your personal interests, it could be to the products and services offered by the organization presenting or sponsoring that URI.

The above is my opinion, but the term "Home Page" has many shifting meanings, as can be seen at the discussion going on at geeks.OPML.org. To my mind, the "home page" has evolved far beyond the original concept that was prevailing when I was writing sites for viewing in wiki(Lynx_%28web_browser%29,Lynx), and one reason that the default file served up by http has a filename of "index", and that the first page(s) opened by your browser became your "home page" as well. When http was developed as a better way to exchange and find information, vs. gopher or ftp, it was often a directory listing of the files being served up by httpd. In some ways, the old home page concept has been replaced by the linkBlog.

But the home page has evolved much beyond a list of links. The home page is much like a good strip tease, it should entice the viewer with wanting more, but without giving everything away at first glance. An home page can be simple or complex; it can just provide an opening statement or it can summarize everything contained within that site or topic.

It is really up to the author(s) of the site, and what [t/s/]he[y] want to accomplish. :>>

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I'm Joseph A. di Paolantonio and this blog has two main foci: my interest in food, and my interest in the future. This provides a look into my personal life, and is separate from my consulting work…though there will be overlap. I am an independent researcher, working as a strategic consultant and I'm an executive with over 20 years of commercial experience with a technical interest in the intersection of Internet of Things, with advanced data management and analysis methods. I view data science as a team activity, and I feel that the IoT must be viewed as a system. I am leveraging my past activities to understand the adoption and impact of the IoT; first, as a system engineer in aerospace, where I developed Bayesian risk assessment methods for systems within the Space Transportation System (including the Space Shuttle), Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, Gravity Probe B, and many more, and second, as a enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics professional. Between my aerospace and IT careers, I indulged my hobby of cooking by starting a food company, Montara Magic, centered around my chocolate sauces. My education combined chemistry, mathematics and philosophy. I performed research into molten salt fuel cells in graduate school, and in photovoltaic materials for a short time in industry. The lure of bringing the human race into space was strong, and when I was offered the chance to combine my chemistry and mathematics skills to develop new risk assessment and system engineering methods for space launch and propulsion systems – I couldn't resist. I perform independent research and strategic consulting to bring value from the Internet of Things, Sensor Analytics Ecosystems and data science teams.I am a caregiver, a lover of science fiction and speculative fantasy, and my passion to learn has led me to a pilot's license, an assistant instructor in SCUBA, nordic and alpine skiing, sea kayaking, and reading everything I can, in as many topics as I can.

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