Monday, February 07, 2011

Thinking about History

With all our blogs and e-mails, texts, and postings, historians will wear themselves out covering their source material. If you go back a century or even less time than that, you reviewed letters, diaries, newspapers, and public records. A contemporary person will drive their biographer nuts with all the content that's on our drives and floating in cyberspace.

Well historians will just have to adjust, as journalists have done (the reporting kind, not the kind who keep diaries).  At least no one writes letters any more.


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