Two years ago this Urban Semiotic blog was hosted right here on WordPress.com. Then, we moved this blog first to Media Temple and then to Pair Networks on the — we were soon to learn — unwieldy Movable Type blogging platform from Six Apart. Matt Mullenweg sent me a kind private note to wish us well on our departure for Movable Type. This article details our Movable Type hoary road and the bright path we beat back to WordPress.
When we get lost, the first place we look to find our way back home is a yearning glance over our shoulder. We turn back to discover the forward of where we’ve been and how we’ve come to be here. Sometimes we learn the lessons of the past. Sometimes we condemn our future by ignoring the warnings of a world gone awry in antiquity, and we pay for the sins of that dishonest disremembering by reliving the death and blood of our forefathers. In 1894, Henry Demarest Lloyd warned us in his incredible — Wealth Against Commonwealth — book that “Big Business” corrupts liberty and sets national agendas of death and killing for the almighty dollar. Over a hundred years later, we have yet to heed Lloyd’s warning as we sink deeper into an international depression of our own undoing.