I was born on the last day of the last year before the decade they called the 70's. Back then, writing a diary that the whole world could read and participate in was unthinkable. Science fiction.
But now, I am living in the future, a world I could not have imagined when I was growing up. There's a lot of great new things: cell phones, internet, xbox, you know...
But at the same time:
So much that I love and have loved has disappeared.
This is my attempt to preserve it.
I used to go door-to-door selling encyclopedias; that occupation is a footnote in history now, shorthand for being a dinosaur. But you know, I still love those damn books. Flicking through the pages wondering about the world.
So I decided: I'm going to make my own Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Obsolete Things - The Obselidia.
Occupations, animals, technologies, words...anything that is obsolete will be included. Might even list some endangered species.
Like Lonesome George, the last known giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands.
If you have anything you'd like to see in this Encyclopedia, please send me the details. I want to be as thorough as I can.
Not to list everything that is, but everything that used to be...
And perhaps by observing what we are losing and what we have lost...well, perhaps we'll start to save the things that really matter.
Blessings to all,