Inventing Ain’t What It Used to Be Either

Apparently Jorn Barger, the guy who both invented the weblog and coined the term, is homeless and lives on a dollar a day. This is among both the saddest and most inspiring things I have ever encountered on the web. What’s next? Vint Cerf and Bob Metcalf sharing a soggy refrigerator box on the Bowery? Linus Torvalds picking through Silicon Valley dumpsters for VC-funded organic cafeteria refuse?

By the way, the current iteration of Barger’s Robot Wisdom blog is so information-dense you’ll likely have to grow a new brain to parse it.

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