For a change, this is not a rant; this is an homage.
Twenty years ago last week, Dave Winer started what later came to be called blogging. Dave’s remembrance of the event kind of rambles a bit, but that is his right. That’s what he gave us. Everyone now has the ability to say whatever they want and be read by whomever is interested. At a time when it seems that oppression of many sorts is winning, blogs are a strong statement of freedom. We all owe Dave a big thanks.