Sunday, August 10, 2008

George Orwell, Blogger

Jeebus -- as if the competition for eyeballs in the blogosphere weren't already Darwinian enough. Now mere mortal bloggers will have to duke it out with the likes of George Orwell.
The Orwell Prize, Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.
Although his grasp of internet lingo and issues may lag behind the times a bit, Orwell's observations on life and politics during a difficult period of world history should be well worth following.

(via The Loom)

1 comment:

Tor Arne said...

Thanks for the heads up! I promptly subscribed to the feed, looking forward to following his entries!