Infinite Ink was created in 1992 by Nancy McGough. Our mission is:
writing and teaching about computing, mathematics, science, and philosophy
The www.ii.com website has been up and running since 1993.
Until 2019, the site was managed
command-line tools such as
The site is now managed with the following tools.
Utterances, along with GitHub Issues, is used for discussion and reactions at the bottom of some Infinite Ink pages
and other web sites and services
The look and feel of the new parts of the site, for example this page, were created with tools, components, and inspiration from:
David Gauer’s ratfactor.com
fontsquirrel.com and these fonts…
Wikimedia Commons and this image…
RealFaviconGenerator.net (RFG), which helped me to create the Infinite Ink favicons
components of the old Infinite Ink site, for example the yellow background color of this page
Thank you to all the people and organizations listed above and below!
If you look at the old pages on the Infinite Ink site, you will see that I (Nancy) have thought a lot about email and internet messaging. After much research, I use the following email hosting providers.
Outlook.com - used for some public email addresses, thanks to Outlook.com’s ten aliases (one primary plus nine non-primary).
to help me manage my email and
Infinite Ink is currently a one-person business and when I wrote “our mission” above, it means “Nancy’s mission”😜.
I’m also known as nm, ɯu, nancym, ℵ, ℵancym, alefsym, and n.
Some information about me is in the following embedded gist.
The writing and teaching that I do is partly for me because it helps me to learn and to remember what I’ve learned. But it’s mainly for you, my audience. Over the years I have received a lot of very nice thank-you messages, which I really appreciate.
If you’d like to help support Infinite Ink and me, here are some things you can do.