Technicolor Web of Sound. Or rather, it was. Sometime in late December the site went down, and it hasn't returned.
Now this isn't necessarily a unique event. Sites have gone dark before.
what happened next I found very interesting. Most people assume that
the Internet has the sum total of human knowledge. It doesn't, of
course. And even though the Technicolor Web of Sound (or TWOS) was a
successful Internet radio station for years and had a major presence
with listeners all around the world, when the person running the service
went offline, he essentially disappeared.
the TWOS Facebook page, the forums, done various searches and all to no
avail. Some people knew the person running the station (I've
corresponded with him myself and even sent some recordings along). They
report that emails and even phone calls have gone unanswered. As far as
the TWOS online audience can tell, he's completely disappeared with no
Now I'm sure there are savvy hackers out there who might be able
to dig deep enough into encrypted business files to track the person
down. But for the average online listener, the trail ends in a
percipitous drop off the edge of the (virtual) world.
Which is perhaps the way the person wanted it to be.(and that's part of the reason why I haven't given his name in this post)
So if the person is still around online somewhere, thanks for
years of great programming. TWOS was without a doubt one of my all-time
favorite Internet radio stations, and I will miss it.
And it's good to know that not everything (or everyone) can be found online.