Experts are claiming that this weekend’s snow event is already the best-documented since records began, with almost half a million tweets, fifty thousand blog posts and over a million photographs already available on the internet, not to mention innumerable Facebook updates.
A future historian of everyday life, writing from the year 2112, will have this to say –
“It’s quite hopeless, from my point of view. As with every aspect of everyday life since the invention of social media, there is simply too much evidence and I don’t know where to start. In future I’m going back to the seventeenth century, where every scrap of evidence is invaluable.”
And here’s my contribution to the white noise and light … this lunar, deep-sea object is a poppy in the backyard, Saturday night –
(Stop it! You’re making it worse! – A Future Historian)