Another was The Blogfather himself, Glenn Reynolds. Over at Tech Central Station, he has some thoughts on how the Blogosphere has grown up since then, the first of a two-part series.
One big difference: I rarely have to explain to people what the heck a Weblog is, something I constantly had to do back then when writing or talking about them. I think the Republican and Democratic Conventions helped to reduce the need for that, as TV reporters featured several bloggers on both sides of the aisle to help fill airtime. And of course, RatherGate helped enormously as well–something Glenn will probably talk about himself in the conclusion to his article.