Welcome. If you're
paying us a return visit, you've undoubtedly
noticed a wide variety of substantial changes
to this site.
For starters, we've
changed our name, from "The B.Y.O. Café"
to "The Nearby Café." While the
phrase "B.Y.O." is immediately understood
in the States, it rings no bells with
our many foreign visitors, who tend to
pronounce it "Bio" and assume that it
has to do with health foods and holistic
healing. So we've gone to something more
readily recognizable to the international
community. And from it comes our new slogan:
Wherever you find yourself in cyberspace,
we've established a new editorial policy.
From now on, we promise nothing, in regard
to content, that we can't deliver (no
menu areas sitting empty or forever "under
construction." Henceforth, on our full
menu and in each separate section, WYSIWYG.
In keeping with that
policy, we've thoroughly overhauled the site,
bidding a fond farewell to some of our previous
content providers (several of whom have established
autonomous sites of their own -- see our Hot
Links for their new URLs), removing some sections
entirely, adding several brand-new items to
our selection, and turning over and/or amplifying
the content in all areas.
In the future,
we'll make a practice of archiving the
more substantial content we've posted,
rather than merely replacing it with new
material, since a number of you have emailed
us in search of older content.
Please browse us at
your own pace, and let us know what you think
of us in our new form.