George Orwell starts his own blog

George Orwell is one of my favourite authors and starting tomorrow, his diaries are to published online as a daily blog.

Check it out here.

What I find fascinating about this (and a mark of Orwell’s timeless appeal) is that what he wrote 70 years ago will be as compelling to read now as it was then. And then there’s the delicious irony of using a blog to republish his diary, using in effect the same technology (used for repression, control and public surveillance, inspiring such terms as ‘Big Brother‘ and ‘Orwellian‘) he warned us against in works such as 1984.

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