Zero Shared Nickels was a trend-setter. Period. Plain and simple. Before the “live journal” or “blogging” existed, there was Zero Shared Nickels.
How Zero Shared Nickels Began
The origin of ZSN is somewhat silly. During HP’s early high school days, he made friends with an individual everyone called Malone. Inspired by boredom, Malone would send out an email ‘zine that he dubbed Craptacular. In this ‘zine he would ramble aimlessly, babble about life, and write short stories. It’s the sort of crap you’d expect from a teenager.
Eventually he opened the door to other “writers,” such as HP. After Malone disappeared, HP kept the Craptacular spirit alive by creating a ‘zine of his own. In Spring 2000, Zero Shared Nickels was born. It lasted for about three years, stretching to about 50 issues. Then it disappeared for a few years and reappeared as the site you see today, sans teenagers.
The Explanation Behind the Name
Zero = None. No.
Shared = A shared computer file is referred to as common.
Nickels = Cents, sense.
You get it now?