Homeless and broke at age 53, he allowed the domain registration for robotwisdom.com to lapse and can’t afford to re-up it. He has abandoned his Chicago apartment and is staying on Andrew’s floor while he tries to get back on his feet. He’s looking for work – sort of. After a few hands-in-pockets attempts at small talk, we give up. I continue up the hill. —Paul Boutin —Robot Wisdom on the Street (Wired)
Be sure you read to the end. It’s a short article, with a big payoff.
Barger coined the term “weblog” in a 1997 Usenet posting (cross-posted to several groups).