Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Blogging Predicted by 19th Century Russian Prince

Blogging Predicted by 19th Century Russian Prince
“Houses are connected by means of magnetic telegraphs that allow people who live far from each other to communicate,” Odoevsky wrote.

Even more interestingly, Odoevsky suggested every household would publish a kind of daily journal or newsletter and distribute it among selected acquaintances, a habit which Russian bloggers immediately recognized as blogging.

That’s not blogging, that’s plain annoying. Though totally off in chronology (he imagined the year 4338), he described it as science fiction, not necromancy.


The Sanity Inspector said...

Sounds like a hoax to me. "Magnetic telegraphs?" The telegraph was invented in 1837, the year this book was written, but not put into use til 1839, according to Wikipedia.

Your Uncle Bob said...

Ah, 19th c vodka.

Anonymous said...

I found your comments to be very interesting. We can never keep up with all that is going on. For example who would have ever thought Apple and Intel would be working together. On another side note, I’m one of the beta testers for a new browser. It can be found here; The company is looking for others to test it out as well so download it and give them some feedback.

Plan 8 said...

So much for word verification.

Anonymous, I've tried out Ideal Browser before and found it to be a bloated piece of shit. You should sign up for the beta of Flock []. Or better still, jump off a bridge. FYI, I've never made an interesting comment in my life.

Paul said...

I was interested by your comment "FYI, I've never made an interesting comment in my life." Then I ceased to exist.

I blame Haliburton.