Why are logs called logs?

Q: Why are logs called logs?

A: The name refers to the fact that they are like entries in ship's logbook.

Q: Why is it called a logbook?

A: Because of an amazing bit of nautical history uncovered by Jeff Reffell of the Designcult blog: The secret origin of "log in"

Totally worth the read.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Good Reads

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