The Geologist’s Pick was established in 1995 as a compendium of geologically relevant web links. This was before Google. The website featured “picks” of the web world, especially those focused on geology. My favorite search engine was Alta Vista, that was created by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1995 and eventually bought and deprecated by Yahoo!. The site was served from a Macintosh IIcx at UNC Charlotte for a while. Burgeoning web resources and time limitations led to shuttering that version of the Pick after a few years, but the spirit of the initiative survived in hybrid and online course development.

The current version of The Geologist’s Pick retains some of its earlier components but now has spread to the author’s areas of personal and professional interests. It is still strongly motivated by the geological world.