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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pooter is the ghost that haunts us bloggers. Back in 1892, brothers George and Weedon Grossmith published a hilarious spoof diary of a Mr Charles Pooter. Now it is in the public domain, several versions of the text can be found on the web (here is an illustrated version), and reads very much like a blog. We all fear being accused of Pooterism.
"Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see -- because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' -- why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth."

Charles Pooter introducing his Diary of a Nobody


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