When visions became reality
GeekHistory is currently being developed as a handful of websites using different content management systems to collect technology history references and stories to increase awareness, educate, and entertain.
Tom Peracchio uses the phrase "Geek History Enthusiast" on many of his online profiles to draw attention to his lifelong love of history and technology coming together at GeekHistory, a project that he has been working on since the late 1990s. In 2001 GeekHistory started as a single website as hand coded HTML.
Tom Peracchio has been hanging out on various online communities since the internet went commercial back in the mid 1990s. Back in the days of Compuserve they called them SIGs, Special Interest Groups. Tom has been through the evolution of special interest groups, to bulletin boards, and online communities. Tom has been a volunteer and editor for many web based activities over the years, such as web portals for webmasters, editor philosophyguru at the Open Directory Project (dmoz), editor philosophyguru at Wikipedia, and a moderator of the spirituality Pod at Tripod.
Tom started reading the works of the great philosophers when he was old enough to read. He took his first philosophy class back in high school. Since the late 1990s Tom has used his personal websites to organize his notes and to share with those who care to learn, for those who dare to dream. It only seems natural that his passions to share ideas and information all comes together in cyberspace.
Exploring the origins of all things geek!
Tom is inspired to share ideas and information by the fact that he has been asked many times about the history of various technology topics. Sadly, Tom has discovered that most people don't realize the roots of much of the technology we all now take for granted.
Tom Peracchio is not a university professor with a team of editors and advisers. He is one man who loves technology and history and is amazed by how little people know about the great minds in the world of technology. He is frustrated by the many urban legends and so much folk lore surrounding the the history of technology.
Geek History is not meant to be an authoritative source for technology history. It is mean to increase awareness, educate, and entertain. To put GeekHistory in its proper context let us quote Walt Disney, “I'd rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained.”