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Samuel Johnson and blogs

As I’m typing and annotating the preface of Richard Gabriel’s Patterns of Software, I feel that this passage says something about the mode of blogging:

[Samuel] Johnson was well known for writing his essays right up to the deadline, often keeping the publisher’s runner waiting for the manuscript as Johnson completed it. In fact, you can notice the effect in many of his essays: An essay starts to make an argument in one direction (corresponding to the first sheets Johnson handed the runner) and then the argument shifts radically or even to the opposite pole as Johnson continued writing and thinking—but revision of the earlier parts was impossible, as it was being typeset for final copy as Johnson pondered.

The above was posted to my personal weblog on September 17, 2003. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.

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