Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Blogebrities in the New Yorker

One of the upsides of getting better acquainted with the four o'clock hour of the morning, around the time when dawn breaks these days, is that I get more reading done. When you've been awoken by pain, and the next dose of pills hasn't yet kicked in, you need something to distract you, I've found. Still being somewhat groggy, I did a double take when I saw a drawing in the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" section of a recognizable couple, half of whom I've now actually met. That's right, it's the unofficial recently married First Couple of Blogging, Jason Kottke and Meg Hourihan, featured in a follow-up to Rebecca Mead's November 2000 article on the nascence of blogging as seen through the eyes of M. and J. — subtitle: "How to put your business, your boyfriend, and your life on-line." Turns out the pair broke up for a time early last year, before getting back together and then tying the knot recently.
· Dept. of Amplification: Meg & Jason [New Yorker]

UPDATE: Gawker has a funny riff on this growing microniche of the magazine's coverage.

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