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May 27, 2002

Virtual Lodging Houses

Carnegie Lodging HouseFor Teenagers Nationwide, It's New York and It's 1904. Inspired by a film about newsboys, girls weave web sites full of lodging houses and local color. [New York Times: Technology]

This is a such a cool socio-technical creation; another way to reinvent the past and focus our interest in it. Tim Berners-Lee could not have foreseen such things. I dug around and found several of the sites described (but not linked) in the article: Hemstead, Newsies: The Lodging House, and Carnegie Hill. Surely there's a way to channel this energy towards educational goals?