Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
I am finishing the Permalink essays as you read this (well, depending on when you read this, I may be finished), though about to take a break because the words are running away with me. I’m glad I waited on Part 4 until today because the essay is writing itself – I’m just there to move the keys on demand.
In the meantime, Christian from Radio Blogistan, better known as xian, wrote Blogistan Pie to the tune of American Pie – a song I dislike, and much improved by xian’s effort.
I met this person, Burningbird,
And I asked her for an ontologically meaningful word
But she just smiled and made a sound
I went down to the Scripting News
Where some years before I’d seen the clues
But the server said the file wasn’t found
In LiveJournals children screamed,
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was trusted
The permalinks were busted
And the three men I admire most,
Phil Wolff, Mark Pilgrim, and Steve Yost
Kept editing their final post
The day the blogging died
And they were singin’…
(Thanks to Sam for pointing it out.)