NebraskaJS recently held a lightning talk night, entitled "Present a Blog Post". Cool gimmmick, bro. And you didn't even need to write the post you were presenting on!
Fortunately, I read a fascinating article by Zack Bloom on The Languages Which Almost Became CSS: a rip-roaring tour through the process by which we got to the styling language we all know and love (for various definitions of 'love').
I also included a couple lessons I think we can take from the whole experience. And if you listen closely, there's a Game of Thrones allusion thrown in near the end.
Thanks to Zack for researching and posting such a cool article!