Dear Diary: What's the role of a personal journal in the digital age?
On July 8, 1997, a few days after my thirteenth birthday, I sat down at the big old desktop PC in my family's basement, opened a new Word document and started my first diary. 15 years later, I am still writing in the diary I began back in 1997.
Of course, a few things have changed. 15 years ago, I had a dial-up AOL account, an email address, and Instant Messenger.