“‘A virtual journal in an academic world that has already rendered itself virtual? How appropriate!’ That was how one colleague described our project — to publish a journal of history that uses hypertext and multimedia technologies to merge audio, video, graphics, and text into a form that can only be communicated on the World Wide Web (WWW) or on CD-ROM/DVD mediums. She missed the point. It was precisely because so much of what we were doing as professional historians seemed so isolating that we wanted to ‘get out on the Web,’ to reach not only academicians, but an entire universe of interested readers.”