When the first modern newspaper was invented, people bought personal ads to discreetly connect and communicate with one another in hopes of finding love or sex.
But, when the Internet was conceived, it connected us all, thus personal ads went digital and the Internet dating service was born.
Remember how Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks found love via AOL in You’ve Got Mail?
From AOL chat rooms, to Myspace bulletins and Craigslist ads–the list goes on and on for ways in which people have used the Internet as a tool to find love, sex and friendship.
Below is a look at the history of online dating: Stanford students Jim Harvey and Phil Fialer try their hand at matchmaking while conducting a class project for the “Happy Families Planning Services.” Using a punch card questionnaire and an IBM 650 mainframe computer, Harvey and Fialer matched 49 men and 49 women.
Before online dating websites launched, the World Wide Web was publically available for people to explore.
In this regard, the book fully accomplishes its goal.
For those unfamiliar with Pattinson's writing, the review is not so simple.
They are simply listed in a standard format (easy to read, I'll give him that). I couldn't find lactose or oats in any of the recipes.I heard Pattinson say on a podcast that he does not really brew, at least he hasn't for a while; he has someone do it for him (which is fine). The history section that precedes them lists the sub-categories of Sweet, Oatmeal, Milk, and London, with Brown as a presumptive baseline. Perhaps Pattinson did not find any, or they were not included, but it's a bit misleading.But where is the evidence that the cited recipes comprising the book have actually been successfully created by a contemporary brewer? So I tried to locate a Sweet Stout among the recipes. In short it's a fun book, but the point of buying it for most is probably to actually brew beer.I would like to have even a vague idea of how Stout recipes A, B, and C differ from one another. I'm going to try doing so regardless, but there are significant oversights towards the aim of using the book in that practical way.As another reviewer more succinctly states, the book "doesn't go far enough."For those familiar with Pattinson's writing, this book will be what you expect.