Everything old is new again

TechCrunch discovers moblogging. Let’s pause to give a nod to apps like Dave Winer’s YoMoBlog, Nokia’s LifeBlog, the TextAmerica service, to popularizers like Joi Ito, and all of the many others who came before. I’ve never been a big fan of “we did it first!” lines of credit (what have you done for me lately!), but I’m not a fan of ignorance of the past, either. That’s TechCrunch’s sin. The new apps will almost certainly be more powerful, and probably more popular, than the ones that came before . So a big hearty congrats to Automattic and SixApart on shipping their new iPhone clients. Hope you guys get some great adoption. 🙂