The first blog

Previously, we described Weblogs as a “format.” We even perpetuated the meme that Tim Berners-Lee’s original links pages were the first Weblogs.

This romantic idea seems to have captured people’s imaginations, because a link is now making the rounds that appears to be the very first What’s New page over at NCSA, dated June 27, 1993. Were you online in June 1993? (We were. But it’s impolite to gloat.)

The Weblog, then, has a storied past, one that we should cherish and respect. Oh, but we’d better stop. We’re getting all misty here.

Posted on 2000-08-20