On 07/07/03, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> is
>> there any room in cyberspace for such trivia?
> The point is, if there isn't there should be! Although less enjoyable
> to listen
> to, it might well be more important to future historians than another
> copy of a
> pop hit (or of the head-of-the-government's speeches, which are
> probably preserved
> many times over in various forms!)

In the 18th century, a great deal of effort went into preserving in
print the sermons of various eminent divines. Nobody now would even open
these books.

We would give a lot for more diaries like Boswell's, full of everyday

Don Cox
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