Mastering the Obvious

Breaking news at CNN: People can hold collaborate online using Wiki’s, Weblogs, and RSS!

Am I the last holdout in refusing to adopt the word “blog”? I keep waiting for it to fade back out of existence, and I fear I missed the transition point where everyone gave up and decided to go along with it. Weblog is descriptive; blog means nothing, sounds unattractive, and smacks, to me, of an attempt to brand what is a generic communication medium. You don’t see journalers running around saying “I jaled our conversation in my jal this morning.”

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