Samuel Pepy's weblog
December 30, 2002 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Samuel Pepy's weblog. Starting on January 1, 2003, Phil Gyford will be running Samuel Pepy's diary entries (who's he?), starting with January 1, 1660. [via Interconnected]
posted by kirkaracha (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hey neat, Michael was doing this a ways back as well.
posted by jessamyn at 5:40 PM on December 30, 2002

"...that he that doth get a wench with child and marries her afterward it is as if a man should shit in his hat and then clap it upon his head." Coming up on October 7, 2003 - er, 1660.
posted by Mapes at 6:28 PM on December 30, 2002 [1 favorite]

Seems an odd blog. You take a guy's diary and scan it in each day. I prefer to read a book, journal, or otherwise, at my pace rather than looking at each's day's blog entry.
Butifit gets folks to read what they might otherwise not have read then it is all to the good.
posted by Postroad at 7:06 PM on December 30, 2002

Not to nitpick (OK--I admit it, I'm nitpicking :-), but his name was Pepys, not Pepy :-).
posted by ldandersen at 7:16 PM on December 30, 2002

But his diary is available at any library if you want to read at your own pace. It will be interesting if the weblog format will pique people's interest just because you have to wait for an update each day. I never read the print version despite all my good intentions, but I can add this to my start page and finally make my way through. In fact, if it's as good as it is said to be, I probably will pick up a copy to read all the way through.

(And if the technology had been available to him, I think Pepys would have loved to gossip, feud with and delink other bloggers :-)
posted by maudlin at 7:20 PM on December 30, 2002

Give me a break. This is so, like, 1660.
posted by at 8:58 PM on December 30, 2002

and is pronouned, "peeps". . .fyi. . . .I think that this project is so bitchen. . . .good for phil!
posted by Danf at 9:56 PM on December 30, 2002

Not to nitpick (OK--I admit it, I'm nitpicking :-), but his name was Pepys, not Pepy :-).

And I was an English major. I--I'm so ashamed. There must be some non-me person I can blame for this.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:19 PM on December 30, 2002

I'd rather read Julius Caesar's weblog, myself.
posted by kewms at 6:30 AM on December 31, 2002

Too bad James Boswell never had a weblog.
posted by octobersurprise at 3:15 PM on January 1, 2003

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