"At Large in the Blogosphere" in tomorrow's Times

Jewls2u Jewls2u at WHIDBEY.COM
Sun May 5 15:51:48 UTC 2002

I heard the term blog in 1980, but not as it pertains to the internet. It
was a drink concocted by a blogmaster which included pretty much anything
you could think of. It was mixed in a large galvanized tub and if you were
still standing when the tub was nearing empty you could see chunks of fruit,
sand and assorted plastic toys lurking near the bottom.


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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Laurence Horn
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 6:27 PM
Subject: "At Large in the Blogosphere" in tomorrow's Times

No, not Safire, but the Book Review, whose "Close Reader" column
(inside back cover, p. 31) by Judith Shulevitz under the above title
is all about blogs (<weblogs, an interesting morphologically opaque
truncation we may have previously discussed) and bloggers.  (A blog
is 'an on-line news commentary written, usually, by an ordinary
citizen, thick with links to articles and other blogs and studded
with non sequiturs and ripostes in sometimes hard-to-parse
squabbles.) There's also a cite of a reference by Alex Beam in the
Boston Globe to "Blogistan":  "the Internet-based journalistic medium
where no thought goes unpublished, no long-out-of-print book goes


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