I was struck by this comment by Om Malik as he talked about the acquisition of the TechCrunch group of blogs by AOL.
Earlier this week, when he announced the acquisition, it dawned on me what a pivotal moment in the history of blog-based media entities it was. Five years ago, we were the upstarts, the outsiders and the crazies. Today, we are the media. Go figure! [Michael Arrington's Road to Millions]
It nicely captures a particular arc of development ....