Blogging from space.
Private space tourist Anousheh Ansari - a Star Trek fan, by the way - posted several items to her blog from the International Space Station while in orbit: spaceblog.xprize.org.
E-mail is set in batches from the ISS three times a day so there was no opportunity for "real-time" reportage, but the blog must surely be a bit of a first for Netizens.
In one of her final entries from orbit the Iranian-born Ansari writes of her experience and feedback from readers:
"My trip is coming to an end but my dreams have just started.
"You tell me in your messages that I have inspired you… Well I have to admit you all have inspired me right back… Every time I feel like I’m drowning in the sadness of my departure from the space station, I try to reach for one of your messages and pull myself out and look forward to what we can all do together."
Yep, that sounds like a Star Trek fan to me -- and I mean that in the nicest possible way.