Last night, when I got home from the radio interview, Maryam had left the TV on and right when I got in the door (seriously, I wish I could make this stuff up) Who Wants To Be a Millionaire was asking some guy the $300 question: “what is the word “blog” a name for?” The guy had to ask the audience cause he wasn’t sure. 90% knew that blog was short for “weblog.” Wild. Five years ago no one knew what blog meant and now 90% of a general TV audience knows.
Along these lines, BusinessWeek has an interview with Mena Trott about the Future of the Blog. Heck, I remember when Mena came to one of my geek dinners back when she was unemployed and just playing around with this blog thing. That was less than five years ago. Now they have 120 or so employees and are off to the races trying to build a world-class company. Well done Mena! We all forget just how bad things were for geeks five years ago.