In Praise of Jumplists

What does the word jumplist signify? To a programmer, it's a data structure. To those who remember the early days of the internet, it's the name given to a categorized collection of links — which constituted the majority of pages in the beginning. The term "jump" continues to be used for describing hyperlinks. And of course more recently, users know it as a popular element of both Windows and Office applications.

In my own case, I think of it primarily as the name of a database-driven web service that i/us Corp., the Canadian company I co-founded, launched in 1998 at COMDEX. It was conceived as a way to make it easy for website owners to add and maintain their own categorized collection of links, with a look and feel that matched their sites.

Almost 20 yerars later, I am now selling the jumplist.com domain, as well as jumplist.net and jump-list.com. More information is available here.