Netcraft on Blogs and Wikis

"The current excitement over blogs is curious, since they amount to little more than personal Web pages. Although a standard history of blogging dates the phenomenon to 1997, the key attributes of the blog - a page of selected links and comments in reverse chronological order - can be found as far back as June 1993 on the NCSA What's New site, one of the most popular destinations of the nascent Web world."

Link from Doc Searls.