Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This'n'That; December Seventh #1; 1984

Your 'Twits' To Be Stored @ Library of Congress
    The visual 'headline' reads: "'1984' Was NOT Supposed To Be An Instruction Manual"
Almost since it's inception, the Library of Congress has been a repository for 'historic documents.'  The national library contains collections of texts, photos, maps, various documents of American historical significance and now public 'tweets.'  The LoC collections range from:
Ansel Adams' photos on Japanese-American Internment (1943), to
Baseball Cards (1887-1914) to
Fredrick Douglass' papers (1841-1964) to
Folk music from the southern U.S. (John and Ruby Lomax; 1939) to
Abraham Lincoln's papers (1850-1865) to
Panoramic Photos (1851-1991) to
Sheet music (1820-1920) to
Slave narratives (documents and audio interviews;1740-1975) to
George Washington's papers (1741-1799) to
World War II military situation maps and papers (1944-1945)

Til Nex'Time....
    Soon, every tweet from anyone to anyone--in the public domain--will be stored at the Library of Congress; ready to be viewed by anyone on the planet!!  Again, George Orwell's '1984' is coming to pass!!



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