The evolution of event logging: from clay tablets to Taylor Swift

Event logs are our breakfast, lunch, and dinner at NXLog. Before NXLog, I worked on an API that collected software usage logs. And before that, on a centralized log management application. Today, after a career of dealing with logs, I wondered, "How did our world come to rely so much on event logging?" I mean, in the vast landscape of technological progress, the history of event logging is only a minor subplot.