What a very cool project by the Massachusets Historical Society to reproduce a line a day from the diary of John Quincy Adams on Twitter: beginning with his journey to Russia on 5 August 1809. They also have a site dedicated to the journals. Today’s line:
8/12/1809: Calm morning, and stiff head breeze all the rest of the day. Lat: 43-52. Read lives of Lycurgus and of Numa.
I have, by the by, inserted links to the text referred to, Plutarch’s famous work commonly called Parallel Lives. You can download it, free, from GBS! How much fun is the internet? Loving it,
2 thoughts on “John Quincy Adams Lives … (Vicariously Through Twitter)”
This is one of the best things that twitter does — I followed the apollo moon landing last month and LOVED getting those daily updates. This too is brilliant.
It is just a really refreshing piece of wonder online. Sometimes you forget the potential of all those connections out there to be made!