Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The present tomorrow

Yesterday, Tuesday 24th, I accidently changed the time and date of a post, so that the date was one day ahead. This got me really confused, as my blog claimed that I had posted something on Wednesday 25th, a date that only a couple of islands in the Pacific Ocean had experienced at that point. Since I was quite positive that it was a Tuesday here in Åbo, I was quite lost there for a while. But then I realized that not only is it possible to change the time and date of a post backwards in time, but also ahead in time.

At ISEA, Jill Walker talked about timestamps and how essential time is in blog posts. She asked whether we are in charge of time in blogs, and the obvious answer is yes, we are. What a powerful thing to master!

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