Hi. Welcome to my homesite.
I'm your host, Jay Garcia. For the next little while, I'll be the guiding animus behind this self-aggrandazing waste of time that is my homesite. Sit back. Relax. You've already wasted a whole ten seconds reading this, so you might as well get comfortable if you're going to keep on wasting your time.
I figure that, if you boil it down, there are only
a couple of reasons why someone would want to set up a homepage/homesite.
The biggest one, I'd imagine, is self-aggrandizement. You know,
the "Your Name In Lights" theory. As reasons go, this isn't half
bad. At the very least, it proves that the page-builder has a
pulse and an ego of some sort, and thereby manages to claim status
as being part of the human race. At the most, it means exposure
to an audience of millions and possible interaction (albeit in
a limited way) with those people who choose to communicate with
the person who put up a site that was capable of grabbing their
attention by the lapels and shaking 'em around for a bit, and
then kept their attention with at least halfway decent
Then there's the "Communication of Information" reason -- the same drive which led scientists and education-oriented people to set up the university-round robin network based on the existing DARPAnet architechture which would later evolve into the Internet, and later, the Web. This kind of site is more commonly the domain of content-pimps like Mr.Showbiz and the like, but the presence of online 'zines proves the continued existence of a more grass-roots, samizdat-loving Web populace.
And then there's the final reason: Forgetfulness. Many homepages are nothing more than an online version of someone's bookmarks, with their class schedule and dayplanner thrown in for good measure.
As for me? You decide.