Blogs: Just a Passing Fad

Weblogs are a ‘revolution.’ They’re ‘journalism.’ They’re ‘art.’ They’re, again and again, the next New Thing. To which the only possible response can be: come on, people. . . . How can you not boggle at the level of self-delusion, of self-infatuation, it takes to declare that…the concept will be alive and well a decade from now? That weblog readership will increase a hundredfold in that time?

—Greg Knauss, November 1999 [In say everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters]