The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a log as “a record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities”. Though we think of logs in the IT context, over the years many famous logs have been written. Here are some of my favorites:
Dr Watson who logged the cases of Sherlock Holmes
The Journals of Lewis and Clark, one of the greatest voyages of discovery in human history.
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
Fictional Prof. Pierre Arronax chronicled the fantastic travels of Capt. Nemo in Jules Vernes’ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, a vivid, insightful journal and one of the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust.
Personal logs from captains of the Enterprise (Kirk, Picard, Janeway).
Samuel Pepys, the renowned 17th century diarist who lived in London, England.
The record by Charles Darwin, of his trip on the HMS Beagle
South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition, one of the most famous voyages of all time.
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding