Farewell to the City Life

Alabama Philosophical Society

Yahoo is retiring its Geocities addresses, so I’ve transferred the Alabama Philosophical Society website from www.geocities.com/ALPHILSOC to alphilsoc.org (still hosted by Yahoo). The old address currently redirects to the new one, but probably won’t do so indefinitely, so APS fans should make a note of the new one.

6 Responses to Farewell to the City Life

  1. Black Bloke November 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m always kind of surprised to see anyone still using geocities.

    • Roderick November 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

      Path dependence, man.

    • MBrown November 10, 2009 at 11:11 am #


      It was great for hosting a free website. If you wanted to share info with people and not have to shell out money (cause you’re not making money off it) it was great.

      I had to move my website to a paid site. The only benefit was more space, so I could upload more research materials.

      • Roderick November 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

        Geocities went from free to paid a year or two (or three? I don’t recomember) ago; so all the new change involves is a new URL.

  2. Joel Schlosberg November 28, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    I heard about the shutdown before it happened, and was thinking of trying to organize an effort to save some of the pages, but didn’t do it; however, I did do a search to find pages of interest on the site. The Geocities URLs in the following don’t work anymore, but all of them can be accessed via the Wayback Machine.

    I see that Larry Gambone has been moving some of his GeoCities pages off:
    although there was some stuff of his on GeoCities that he doesn’t mention, including “The Primal Wound” and .doc’s of the first 11 issues of Any Time Now:
    The original Movement of the Libertarian Left website was also on GeoCities, and had a prototypically GeoCities-ish garish design scheme:
    Dan Clore and Eugene Plawiuk also had pages on GeoCities:

    Now for some of the pages I found.

    Anarchism related pages:

    An Anarchist FAQ — while other sites have it, this is the original location:
    From the same URL, Daniel Guerin’s book “Anarchism: From Theory to Practice”, which is also available at other URLs but this seems to be the original online version:
    Collective Action Notes, including some great articles by people such as Paul Avrich, Michael Seidman, and Max Nomad:
    Pages about insurrectionary anarchism:
    The Anarchist Sampler:

    Sci-fi and genre fiction related pages:

    A Raymond F. Jones page:
    Fantastic Reviews, reviewing various genre books including a small but good selection of reviews of books by “neglected masters”:
    Ray Nelson’s short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning”, the source for the movie They Live:
    Howard the Duck: Misunderstood Mallard, proof that a very bad sci-fi movie can get a very good fanpage:
    From John VanSickle’s Freeloading Home Page, a page devoted to Usenet personality Gharlane of Eddore (the pseudonym is from a character in the Lensmen series) and The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés:
    The Masked Bookwyrm’s Graphic Novel Reviews:
    The Cavalcade of Schlock, reviewer of many genre films:

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