a toast to history
Before I head out to my sister's all-girl and tequila birthday extravaganza lunch, to which I will bring my camera, I must tell you all my exciting news (well, it's exciting to me).
I just got an email from the Library of Congress:
Re: Command Post: The Library has selected your site for inclusion in the historic collection of the 2003 War on Iraq Internet materials. The Library requests your permission to collect your website. Our plan is to engage the Internet Archive, on behalf of the Library of Congress, to collect content from your website at regular intervals during the War. The Library will make this collection available to researchers onsite at Library facilities. The Library also wishes to make the collection available to offsite researchers by hosting the collection on the Library's public access website. The Library hopes that you share its vision of preserving Web materials about the War and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.
Of course we do.
One of the many toasts I will make at lunch today will be for the contributors and readers of Command Post.
I will also make one for the people of Iraq and another for the soldiers in Iraq.
Oh yes, and to my sister on her birthday, which is why we are drinking in the first place.