ALAN MECKLER, CEO of Darien, Conn.-based Jupitermedia Corp., started his Internet Media Commentary weblog, or blog, two years ago to tell readers about the launch of a new trade show, cdXpo, which he hoped would put technology uber-show Comdex out of business. While cdXpo came and went (as did Comdex, which has been suspended through 2006 as of this writing), Meckler's online journal lives on.

“Blogs were brand-new at the time, and I thought the idea of an online diary about th

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