"You know, the pattern on this carpet would make really nice wallpaper for my desktop."
"Yes, it would. And you know, six months ago I wouldn't have known what the aitch ee double hockey sticks you were talking about!"
<Word ... I was one of the aforementioned nerds!>
I was first exposed to the desktop paradigm back in the mid-1970s, while I was working for Xerox in Rochester, NY. We didn't call it a GUI (Graphical User Interface) in those days ... it was called a WIMP interface (Windows, Icons, Menus, and Pointers). <Believe it ... or not!>
Since I'm using the infobahn as my archive, here are the 30 files I currently (13-Mar-96) have on Brucilla for wallpaper. These range from 640x480x2 to 1024x1024x16.8M images, the smallest being 13K and the largest being 1.44M. They are not compressed, but each of the URLs below point to a page with a 240x240 image and a description (well, some of them, anyway :-) so you'll be warned about the size.
Every picture tells a story, don't it? Well, some of these have real interesting ones, and point off to entire other Web sites to crawl. Knowhatimean?
They're arranged in alphabetical order. They're here because I like them. You're welcome to copy them. Just tell your friends where you got them. Otherwise, I hope your guilt keeps you from enjoying them.
Some of these images are trademarked by Somebody Else, and I am probably in violation of some law by making copies available to you like this. If so, sue me ... you won't get enough out of me to make it worth filing the court papers, 'cause, like, I figure I'm doin' you a favor by getting people turned on to your work, capeesh?
I own some of these images because I made them, otherwise they are not mine and are either owned by Somebody Else or by no one person or corporate entity. I hereby grant you the right to copy these electronic images and display them on your computer screen so long as you do not sell or trade said copies.
In other words, I'm not making any profit, and you can't make any, either, or I will get all of it in the court settlement. Have a better one.
One more thing ... don't get all bent out of shape by the File Not Found errors, because I'm not obsessive (or anal) enough to do all of this in one swell foop. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was this Web Page. When all of the URLs are resolved, this paragraph will evaporate. <signed, The Management>