Sam Ruby: "I spent the day like countless others did, watching CNN and reading Scripting News." 9/11 was when the value of weblogs became crystal clear to me: I could get opinions, observations, and facts in ways I never had. And that was just what I needed on September 11 and beyond. I started reading weblogs regularly in the days, weeks, and months that followed. My thanks to everyone who helped me make sense of those senseless moments.