Now it is 1984 Knock Knock at Your front door…

When confronted with a difficult question, I often ask myself “what would Orwell do?” The answer is usually “fight against tyranny and for the dignity of the human spirit”. Which isn’t a lot of help when you want to know what’s for dinner…

It turns out that Orwell kept a diary. And why not? Most everyone did in the pre-LJ era. Well, it seems that his Diary is being turned into a blog. Which I must say– that’s an awesome concept.

There are already projects to do online catalogs of famous people, so I hope that Orwell is but the first of many famous people who have their diaries turned into blogs. Can you imagine how cool it would be to read Jefferson or Franklin’s Diary updated daily? Modern technology being used to present history to modern lives: I love that.

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2 Responses to “Now it is 1984 Knock Knock at Your front door…”

  1. I guess the only problem with reading Orwell’s blog (or any other famous dead person) is the fact that they can’t comment back.

  2. Wouldn’t that be great? I would so love to see a “Random Orwell Generator” creating quotes to further a comments area conversation…

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