Olive and Eric.
March 3, 2003 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Olive and Eric. A young couple exchange letters during wartime.
posted by plep (6 comments total)
wow that webdesign looks like its from generations ago, too

why couldnt they scan in the actual letters? typeset like that in those awful chunks strips any nostalgic sincerity i could think to put into this stuff. ah well.
posted by Peter H at 2:10 PM on March 3, 2003

I think plep posted this more for the content of the letters than the site's design and method of displaying that content. Did you even read the letters, Peter H? Sheesh.
posted by DakotaPaul at 3:09 PM on March 3, 2003

Come now, kiddies.

I only got a few into them, plep, but I'll be returning. Great find.
posted by hippugeek at 5:20 PM on March 3, 2003

What can I say, I'm very much a 'don't judge a book by its cover' kind of person. :)

Glad some of you enjoyed it. I found the whole site profoundly affecting, though I appreciate my tastes may not be shared by everyone. :)
posted by plep at 11:58 PM on March 3, 2003

dear dakota,

did you really even read my response?

please re-read my comment. it's a shame they didnt just scan the actual documents, could have seemed very sweet. this looks very cold.

of course i've read letters. i love correspondance. i'd be much more moved if the letters werent typeset into a website design that resembles a bad episode of a CHARLES IN CHARGE guestbook. a presentation affects interpretation, sall i'm sayn.

xo - peter
posted by Peter H at 7:33 AM on March 4, 2003

Peter :- You have a point, maybe scanning in the letters would add something to the site. The site is obviously a labour of love and still a work in progress (although nevertheless a considerable achievement), so maybe it's worth suggesting to the webmaster...

Personally, I quite like the dated design though, maybe for the same reasons you give ;). It's also fairly fast loading, which is a good thing...
posted by plep at 11:12 AM on March 4, 2003

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