Oh, come on! Don’t tell me you thought blogging was a modern phenomenon. How foolish can you be? A Russian thought up the concept of blogging way back in 1837.
Prince Vladimir Odoevsky, a science fiction writer, philosopher, composer and all around good guy is the man we have to thank, reports Mosnews. In a book about life in the year 4338, he wrote:
Houses are connected by means of magnetic telegraphs that allow people who live far from each other to communicate, Odoevsky wrote.
Even more interestingly, Odoevsky suggested every household would publish a kind of daily journal or newsletter and distribute it among selected acquaintances, a habit which Russian bloggers immediately recognized as blogging.
We received a household journal from the local prime minister, which among other things invited us to his place for a reception, one of Odoevskys characters tells a friend.
The thing is that many households here publish such journals that replace common correspondence. Such journals usually provide information about the hosts good or bad health, family news, different thoughts and comments, small inventions, invitations to receptions.
However, with all due respect to Prince Odoevsky’s genius, he was slightly off the mark when he predicted that blogs would be written by the family butler. Interesting idea, though…