Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Improved definitions

Interesting, slightly-off definitions of stuff around blogging by William Safire (via Dave).

- Is that true about the "bye-line"?

- "blog" is short for "weblog" (online journal), not "web server log file" (list of hits on a web server). Peter Merholz is responsible for the abbreviation.

- A "meme" is a catchy idea. Chain letters count too, but the meaning is broader than that. The first time I heard of memes was when reading Snow Crash.