August 12, 2003

From the Dept of How Respectable Can You Get? : I have just attended a seminar about web logs at a linguistic conference! It concerned the origins of blogs, and made some very sound points that I completely agree with, concluding that blogs aren’t as fresh and new as all that, they trace their lineage back to on the one hand lists of web sites and on the other online journals which in turn are descendants of diaries — so the phenomenon ain’t new, it’s just evolved a bit further with the possibilities of the medium. As soon as the presentation appears on the web I’ll link to it.

The conference is good. Scary but good. I guess I’m here to learn, which I am certainly doing; all the same I do feel out of place. Less so today than yesterday, however; maybe even less tomorrow.


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