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Friday, November 26, 2004

This is really a Commonplace Book

Kate, a university friend of mine, looked at my blog and decided it reminded her of John Julius Norwich and his Christmas Crackers:



I ordered the book and saw his collection described as a commonplace book.
One great piece in there is about an umbrella catching fire on a dry day in Paris...

How like a blog, I said to myself. Of course, others had thought of this before us:

"A Commonplace Book is an old idea that deserves remembering; a single place where we keep bits and pieces of language, knowledge, ideas that we run across. A kind of precursor to the weblog, where, as we read and listen to others, we pick up chunks of knowledge, blurbs, truisms, memes, that we in one way or another want to keep with us. So we write them down in a book..."



4 Comments:

Blogger paula said...

Hey, Aisha, have you noticed the author is from Toronto? What a coincidence :-)

How are you doing? Will be in touch very soon, been verYYY busy.

11:12 PM, November 27, 2004  
Blogger Aisha said...

Funny that.
Canada is definitely a low profile country -- somehow you only discover by accident that famous people are Canadian...

Going to Prague on a job.
YOu have been, haven't you? Should be good
Glad it is nearly xmas vac for you

1:25 PM, November 28, 2004  
Blogger Radish King said...

Mozart loved Prague. And the Praguelians, er, um, Praguvarians, or Praguelodites, loved him.

5:58 AM, December 01, 2004  
Blogger paula said...

Yes, Aisha, was there last year and the year before. This time it will be Barcelona ( a bit warmer:-)

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8:09 PM, December 02, 2004  

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