timestamps and weblogs
Observation: a weblog without timestamps is like a bicycle without tires. Sure, it sorta looks like a bike—you could even try to ride it—but it would end up being an exercise in frustration.
Update: On second thought, a weblog without timestamps is more like a play without actors. Sure, there's a lot of witty dialog, but...nope...that's not it either.
Update: Can you imagine receiving email without the time it was sent? It would drive me insane. There's a big difference between an email sent at midnight, and one sent at 4am. Same with weblog posts. So I guess a weblog post without a timestamp is like an email without a timestamp.
Update: The irony of not including the time with each update to this post is not lost on me.