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A labor of love, this site has grown from one page containing about 10 links in 1993 to 22 pages containing over 2300 links ten years later.

History
I first came across the web in the fall of 1993 as a grad student at New Mexico State University. According to a history of the web, by fall 1993 there were about 200 known servers, but it sure didn't feel like that many - in fact, after surfing the web for a few weeks it felt like you knew every site out there. By spring 1994 the web was catching on, and pages about New Mexico started appearing. To keep track of them for myself, and as a way to learn HTML, I started a list of the pages I was finding.

Back then the web was a much, much smaller place. In those days I would find new pages by entering "New Mexico" in the search engine, and visiting the few new pages that showed up. The first time I searched the web the search engine found 13 pages. By the end of 1993 the count was up to 47, which was really exciting. Silly me.  : )   THEN THE WEB HAPPENED, and here I am ten years later still maintaining this list. These days, I don't search on "New Mexico" anymore - the last time I tried it (June, 2003), Google found 4,270,000 pages.

Acknowledgements
Over the years I've received notes from many people suggesting links, pointing out errors and dead links, asking questions, offering suggestions, and thanking me for providing this resource. Those notes have made the hassle of maintaining a big site like this worthwhile, and I thank you for writing. I also thank all of you who use this site on a regular basis, especially the many people who have included links on their pages to this site.

It makes me happy to think I'm providing a useful resource to the web community at large. New Mexico is an awesome place, and anything I can do to make it more enjoyable and accessible to others is time well spent. I hope these pages provide helpful and interesting information, and if you have any comments or suggestions on how to make them better, I'd love to hear them.


How to submit a site for consideration

To submit a site for inclusion, just drop me a line. It also helps if you suggest which category your site should be listed under. I try to respond to all email in a timely fashion, but please understand that this site is getting pretty huge and it takes time to keep it all updated.


Broad Disclaimer

This site is a labor of love, meaning I do not receive a penny for maintaining it. I mention this because people occassionally offer me money to list their site (which I refuse), or are annoyed at me for not listing a site they've suggested. I try to list only sites that I think have a broad appeal and usefulness for people looking for information about New Mexico. If I don't have a site listed, it may be that when I reviewed it I didn't think it contained enough information to warrant being included. But it may also just be that I don't know about it yet. New sites pop up all the time, and existing ones get revamped, so if you know of a site you think should be listed, just drop me a line with the URL and what category you think it belongs under.

Finally, the opinions expressed on these pages are mine and mine alone, and are meant to be useful and/or interesting, but never nasty or spiteful. If for any reason you find something to be offensive, please know it wasn't meant that way, accept my apology, and let me know.


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