A window into the past

| December 31, 2006

Gaius at Blue Crab Boulevard has a link to a wonderful set of archives: the complete scanned (and searchable) archives of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (a newspaper) from 1841 to 1902. I love sources of information like this: they remind us both of how different life was back then and, simultaneously, how similar it was.

And when I read an article from page 2 of the December 31, 1902 edition about a boy shooting out the windows of a church with an air rifle, my first thought was, “I didn’t do it, Mom!”  (I had both a BB gun and an air pistol as a young boy, and in retrospect I often wonder just what my parents were thinking when they gave them to me.)  ..bruce..

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Category: Information Technology, Journalism, Main

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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