Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Robot wisdom on the street

I never realized I had a direct connection to the person who coined the term "weblog" and I certainly never realized what had become of him.

The direct connection stems from my early involvement with other Kate Bush fans online. I was one of the primary creators of Gaffaweb -- a once-definitive Kate Bush website that received a glowing writeup in Q Magazine, including special commendation for yours truly -- but Jorn Barger was one of the primary figures involved in building that community in the first place. That was far from his biggest contribution to the world, as his signle-handed invention of the blog and coinage of the name should make clear.

As for what has become of Jorn...

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