The Accidental Invention Of Liveblogging

“And so, on a terrible rainy evening in a motel at the very edge of Philadelphia, I had no choice but to use the new “Blogger” software on my personal website to write a frequently updated, timestamped collection of cheap jokes and ill-informed instant analysis and then post this disjointed mess on my own “web log.” — Ken Layne’s account of covering the 2000 election doubles, handily, as a sort of apology.

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