Thursday, March 16, 2006

Private Journal?

Maybe Laura can empathise with Prince Charles right now. It seems like a no-brainer really – is having your private diary published without your consent a breach of privacy? Damn right.

Thing is, as this story develops it appears that this isn’t quite the ‘private diary’ we had once supposed. The BBC reports that "The prince is said to regularly write journals...with around 100 copies being circulated to friends, relatives and contacts".

My first response was: “what kind of bizarre freakish behaviour is that?”

My (rather worrying) second thought was to observe the rather worrying similarities with blogging.

Oh heck, cue returned neurosis about “why do I blog? Is it too weird for words?”

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