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Wolfville, Nova Scotia



Chris Campbell

Daniel Dugas found an old journal in a box and he's putting parts of it up. 25 years ago he took a trip around Canada and the U.S.A. starting and ending in Moncton, New Brunswick. He obsessively wrote in a journal during the trip. If he did this today he'd be posting to a blog with a cell phone and a laptop. What's neat about how he's doing it now is that the entries are going live 25 years after the fact in blog1979. The other cool thing is that it's not just a documentation, but he's got links as well. In his first entry he mentions the 375th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in this part of the world (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and when I read that I thought about the Congrès Mondial Acadien, which is all over the place here in Wolfville and Grand Pré and he helpfully links to it. It's a link from the past into the present. Sometimes we're obsessed with things that are live or wireless (guess where I'm blogging from!, etc.). This project shows that you don't have to put something up right away. It also makes me feel better about the boxes of stuff that I have laying around... maybe they'll be useful someday. I should have a look at them soon. But for now I'm looking forward to following Daniel's chronologically offset adventures.