In case you're wondering, Rob Leitman, (at the time a grad student in my department) submitted the page.
That's me in the middle, staring with such intensity at the ice cream cone. Actually, I'm either staring at the photographer, or (since I was treating the lab that day) I'm trying to keep track of how many ice cream cones had been served.
From left to right, we have Julie Waterhouse, Andrew Park, Leith Chan (hiding behind Andrew), Ed Dangler, me, Rob Kroeger (hiding behind me), Ian Bell (hiding in darkness) and Eric Davies (I do not know the server's name).
In 1995, I requested permission to scan the relevant portion of the article and post it in my web-page, but they never replied to my request.
In April, 1997, I re-requested permission. This time they promptly answered me (by email) and granted me permission to post the article -- for a fee of $150 for 1 year. I didn't feel like paying to advertise PC Magazine, so you'll have to go to the library if you want to see the article (it's not that exciting, though).
Chocolate almond, chocolate macadamia nut, chocolate peanut butter, grapefruit, maple blueberry, easy vanilla -- and the Ice Cream Hall of Shame. They're all features of this page created by Stephen Mann because, he explains simply enough, the computer graphics lab has an ice cream machine, "and I started making ice cream about the time the web came into existence":
Initially, I kept an ASCII log of the flavors I made, and a list of recipes that I had tried. Eventually, I moved this on to the web to give people in the lab access to the recipes. Then it grew a bit from there. The page has been visited 9200 time in a little over a year by non-CGL people. And I get about 2-3 Ice Cream related email messages a week.Who would have thought there was so much about a cold treat to be found on a hot technology? Mann has links to dozens of ice cream pages on other computers around the world, ranging from "Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream" to what looks like a nearly definitive ice cream page at the University of Guelph.
The Ice Cream Page is the effort of Stephen Mann, a professor of computer graphics at the University of Waterloo.The graphics have improved a bit since that article (but not much), and I continue to add information.
Mann has created a graphically dull, but information rich site (www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~smann/IceCream) about ice cream. The site has a section of recipes for various intriguing flavorus. There is a discussion of some popular ice-cream-making machines.
Mann has done a thorough job of reviewing ice cream books. The books are classified under the broad headings - history, recipes, and business. His reviews are laconic but seem authoritative. The site also has a comprehensive page of lines to other ice-cream Web sites.
Many thanks to the UW News Bureau for sending me a copy of this article!