The Oldest Weblog

The Oldest Weblog. A standard definition of a weblog is a series of posts in “reverse chronologic order”. I can’t give you a reference here because the standard online reference sites don’t have a definition for “weblog”

But, as a geologist, I understand “reverse chronologic order”. Reverse chronologic order is youngest on top and older as you go down. This is a stratigraphic order. Younger deposits bury older deposits, so you get progressively older as you dig down. So weblogs view the world in a stratigraphic order.

It would be nice if the weblog folks acknowledge those who have gone before them. The Earth has been recording events in reverse chronologic order for over 3.8 billion years. The oldest weblog is the Earth. [Fluid Flow]

Sometimes the earliest ideas are the best.