James Lileks typically has lots of fun by tweaking the nostalgia of the past with joyful irony. (As opposed to joyless irony, which has been an infinitely more common currency for the last 30 years or so.) But to celebrate ten years of The Bleat–if not the earliest online diary, then certainly one of the earliest that’s still going strong and read by a huge audience–Lileks applies the irony beam on himself, and reminds us what the first Bleat looked like in those Jurassic Internet days of 1997.
So what came before the Jurassic period? This.