Saturday, 6 June 2009
I was listening to an interesting program on Radio National which depicted correspondence exchanged between two people who met several times over four weeks in Melbourne sometime during the nineteenth century and who then maintained a long distance friendship by correspondence. Writing in long hand of course they exchanged news about their daily lives and opinions on all manner of issues.
Listening to the actors giving life to the letters I was struck by the thought that blogging is a modern day equivalent of the correspondence based lifestyle of more than a hundred years ago.
Not an original thought on my part no doubt, but a revelation for me anyway.