1997… hats off

Tuesday April 1, 1997 was the day that Dave Winer launched Scripting News. It was the first weblog ever and this was his first post. As Dave says:

“If you’re interested in the roots of blogging, you’ll find a lot of treasure here.”

I dug around a bit and indeed most links are broken. But make sure you check out the “Web ads are intrusive” post and the reply by Wesley Felter:

“On the Internet, anything that you can trade is currency”.

Boy, were these guys right.

UPDATE: If you want to understand more about the impact Dave Winer made over the years check out this post.

Bonus Quote: “We also share a common belief that playing with something new — having fun — is the best way to discover what “works.”

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