I have been writing a diary ever since I can remember. I was probably about ten years old when I received a diary, autograph book and address book for my birthday. The diary had a key to it and was about three times as thick as the autograph book. I took the autograph book to Channel Two studios and got some autographs of, at that time to me, famous people, whose names I no longer remember today. I went to Channel Seven Studios (in Melbourne), we went to see Video Village, and I think I got a few autographs there as well.
I had a travel diary of my first trip to Europe where I also noted all the addresses of the wonderful people I met along the way. This was consumed in the baptismal fire when I joined the Unification Church in 1975.
Now I’ve no intention of publishing my whole life in this blog, but I do intend to continue writing a personal diary, a journal of my activities. The problem is, there are now too many books to carry around with me, and even my electronic media gets outdated, old, corrupted, full and needs re-visiting.
So I took a new look at my life using the new media available
Sunday 13th July 2014
Using the Microsoft Office Word Online Template which opens on OneDrive and requires Microsoft sign-in …
I am rather sceptical, I don’t want to give my life to Google, Microsoft or Oracle so have timidly begun this diary as an experiment. You see, my one terabyte external harddisc has crashed and I have no access to my usual diary template. On the other hand, I do not even have a computer of my own, so perhaps it really is time to go sky-drive. Hmmm.
How many times have I tried to recover my old documents, or recently, look for historical records, to find they are on some long lost media which is no longer accessible?
This is a philosophical question.