George Orwell may be dust, but it appears Web 2.0 technology has improved to the point where even the dead can blog:

The Orwell Prize is delighted to announce that, to mark the 70th anniversary of the diaries, each diary entry will be published on this blog exactly seventy years after it was written, allowing you to follow Orwell’s recuperation in Morocco, his return to the UK, and his opinions on the descent of Europe into war in real time. The diaries end in 1942, three years into the conflict…”

The rich comedy opportunities aside, this could introduce a new crop of people to an interesting writer (whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair). Blogs are simply powerful electronic publishing platforms, and this promises to be an interesting publishing project.

The posts begin on August 9… 1938.

Keep writing (even after you’re dead), Tom Chandler.