One of my life’s dream is to be immortalised in some way, kind of like have something here that – when I’m gone – something of me remains. Sure, I’ve this ere blog, but should I pop my clogs tomorrow, it would be gone in March, when the hosting is due to expire. So, imagine my curiosity when this story popped up on Yahoo! News.
LONDON (AFP) – The details of a day in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Britons will reportedly be recorded and compiled into a digital time capsule that will be stored permanently at the British Library.
The “One Day in History” project, described as a “blog for the national record,” will feature British celebrities such as actors Stephen Fry and Derek Jacobi, and the writer Bill Bryson contributing to the compilation, along with any Briton with access to the Internet who wants to participate, The Sunday Times reported.
Students and teachers at 29,000 schools have also been invited to join in the project, along with pupils at the Dubai British School, who will blog about expatriate life in the Middle East. Any Briton who logs on to the website www.historymatters.org.uk can also submit their own contribution.
Anyone who participates is asked to submit between 100 and 1,000 words about their day on Tuesday, in either English or Welsh — the project was inspired by mass observation exercises conducted by sociologists through and since World War II to record the details of daily life.
“We want this day to have its own place in history and be a snapshot of everyday life at the beginning of the 21st century,” said Fiona Reynolds, the director-general of the National Trust, which is organising the project.
This sounds like such a cool idea – hundreds of thousands of diary entries recorded for posterity tomorrow. Of course, the most exciting thing that is happening tomorrow is the mighty seagulls play Warrington Town, so the majority of the blog will focus around that. But still, british bloggers, will you be participating in this project?
It will probably be reposted on here, even though the link in the article doesn’t work yet.
Oh, and incase you missed it, visit my new webpage: rhyswynne.co.uk, it contains my web design and programming work, a link to the toplist and also a link to the forum. If you spot any mistakes, please let me know.