Bloggie Howser, M.D.

posted by Jason Kottke Mar 24, 2005

After I posted about the DVD for season one of Doogie Howser, M.D. being the worst DVD release ever last week, a reader emailed me the following:

Remember how each episode of Doogie Howser ended with him typing a diary entry into his PC?

So ... he had an electronic journal that was read by millions. Not a particularly conventional distribution medium, but wouldn't that technically make him the first, if not among the first, blogger?

Awesome! Doogie, you trailblazer, I'm sorry I bashed you.

Update: I've gotten two emails about prior art on this. Pete asks if Mr. Belvedere would count since he wrote in a journal during every show, and J. Curtis believes that Captain Kirk was one of the first audio bloggers (or perhaps podcasters?) for doing his captain's log each episode.