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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
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#900746 added January 5, 2017 at 3:50am
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In the early days of sailing, a "log-chip" was a floating wooden device used to measure a ship's speed. The speed (expressed in "knots" due to the knotted log-line), heading, and any other important details were then recorded in the "logbook".

Over time, "logbook" (or simply "log") began to refer to any medium used to record information, whether it be scientific data, financial figures, or personal diaries.

The term "weblog" was first used by internet writer Jorn Barger in 1997. Successive writers shortened the word to "blog".


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