Apr 29 2009
Jughead's Hat, or why the internet is amazing to me.
This person began with a curiosity
, developed it into a research question, and went about mining the material that has been made available on the web. To answer the question, he went to comics forums and image archives, period costume forums and archives, historic photo archives, an online encyclopedia, a movie information database, a video sharing site, an audio archive of early 78s, and commercial websites. The author used the information he found in online content and the power of the hive mind to construct a really complete cultural context for what was before a sort of mysterious object, compelling, but without a provenance. And he did it using resources that are free and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.