A direct quote from a lawyer, in 2002: “I can see the amusement value in these things, but I can’t see how they are of any use in a law practice.”

He was referring to blogs. That was at a time when the number of law-related blogs was still small, and when many blawgers were still finding their sea legs. (It was also the year the word “blawg” was coined, its origin credited to blogger Denise Howell.)