It's probably a
cliche that is used too often, but this site really did have humble
beginnings. I wanted teach myself HTML and this gave me the outlet. Back
in 1999, the site was called The Deafening Silence. I was a disc jockey at a
local radio station and my morning show was called The Deafening Silence. I
played pretty much anything from New Age to Industrial and wanted to use the
site as a resource for my listeners. However, I was also a geek who loved all
things technological. As time went on, I realised that having a dual focus meant
that I didn't do either of them well. So the geek in me won out and The Deafening
Silence became a technology news site.
As I was getting
ready to move to my current host in the Spring of 2000, I was trying to think
up a new name for the site. Since I had already registered www.d-silence.com,
I really didn't want to change to a new URL...then Fate intervened. Bill from
G256.com posted a link to one of my articles, but got the site name wrong. He
called it Digital Silence, and well, the rest is history. The name fit the site
(Webmaster/News Editor) - Electrical Engineer by trade. Spent 7 years in the
Navy doing civil engineering. Gave up a career in radio. Lives in Pennsylvania
(News Staff) - Computer Systems Technician from Calgary AB, (Canada) .
(Technical Wizard) - The brains behind the scenes. Lives in Massachusetts (US).