# Friday, June 13, 2003

Scott Hanselman mentioned this site at the TechEd bloggers meeting. I'd heard of it, but hadn't actually checked it out. It's at http://www.pepysdiary.com/

What an interesting way to approach a historical document. You get to see each day in a man's life revealed as if he were writing about it right now, day by day like any other blog, only you're reading the life of a 17th century Englishman instead of a modern internet denizen. The text is heavily annotated with commentary, references to the dramatis personae, and even links to an English mapping site so you can bring up maps of the places described. The Internet has generated some new and interesting ways of examining historical documents, but I think this is the most interesting one I've seen in some time.

For all you aggregators, it's not obvious where to find their RSS links, but you can find them here.

[Listening to: Local God - Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack - Romeo + Juliet (03:56)]