“The word blog is a conflation of two words: Web and log. It contains in its four letters a concise and accurate self-description: it is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the World Wide Web. In the monosyllabic vernacular of the Internet, Web log soon became the word blog.”
A pretty good read — unless you’re one of the 100 SoCal print reporters who just lost their jobs in the last week. If you are, maybe don’t read it.