You are now backstage at
The Nearby Café -- in our green room and
kitchen, so to speak. If you want to know more
about the Café as a project -- its history,
its management and staff, its reception by the
online community -- you've come to the right place.
Feel free to wander around and poke your nose
For up-to-date information
about the Café, go to our News
& Reviews area. Here we post the following:
to the Café invites you in and sketches
out the beliefs on the basis of which the Café
has developed since its inauguration in fall
News reports on notable events in the Café's
relationship to the internet community and the
world at large.
Reviews presents comments on the Café
that appear in print, online, and in other media.
News tells you about the Café's management
and staff, and assorted internal matters.
Sponsors and Friends offers brief notes
on our sponsors, our suppliers, the friends
and colleagues who assist us in creating and
running it, and the tools and software we use
to produce the Café.
- The Café
Copyright page spells out the copyright
status of all Café content, and provides
protocols regarding re-use of any of the material
that appears here.
- For comic relief, we've
gathered references to nearby cafés
around the globe in The
Nearby Café Worldwide.
In our Site
History section, you'll find:
Nearby Café: A Brief History, in
which A. D. Coleman recounts the Café's
origins and evolution.
Way We Were, an exact recreation of the
Café's main page as it appeared until
May 2004, when the current version of the Café
replaced its predecessor. A bit of cybernostalgia
for our regulars (and ourselves).
- For more comic relief,
we've generated a set of Anagrams
of The Nearby Café.
Finally, in our Archives,
-- The Management.