Al Roker: Personal Hero

I know what you’re thinking. He’s on Today. He’s almost as hyperactive as Robin Williams. Cheese-ball.

But Al Roker will always hold a special place in my heart. He’s told me about the weather from WNBC in New York ever since I was a child in the ’80s. His jolly disposition made me smile, and for the first year after my parents’ divorce I watched him as regularly as Sesame Street.

Well, I was astonished today to discover that Mr. Roker has maintained (even if he hasn’t updated since November ’07) what is essentially a blog for over eleven years! His first post was on September 27th, 1996 – which beats Kottke by about a year-and-a-half, and comes in less than a year-and-a-half after Zeldman got in the game. Sure, the quality of content doesn’t really compare to the two tech blog heavy hitters, but who knew the jovial weather man from Queens was such an early blogger?

It’s a shame, though, that a man who apparently double-majored in graphic design and communications would make such heavy use of Comic Sans on his website 🙂

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