I think it is inappropriate to write an autobiography when one is
young—what's to tell?—and it is impossible to do it after one has died, I
think I've left it about as late as I can. Another advantage of putting
my story on the internet is that I can add new material as noteworthy
events occur and update old ones in the light of new experience, whereas
if I write a book, even though I have left it as late as I think
advisable, I might live another 20 years, which would mean producing a
whole new edition or leaving an incomplete record.
Also, putting it on the internet means that I
can include many more images than would be offered in a book and I can
link to other sites which give far more detail about different
historical aspects to intensify the experience of living my life rather
than just reading about it.
The story will be structured chronologically
in decades, simply because that is the most logical way to do it and the
easiest for me to understand, and will be further divided into discrete
episodes in such a way that each episode will be complete and able to
be read separately. However, this is not to say that I will put the
episodes on the internet in strict temporal order. I have already
written up some events shortly after they occurred so that they were
fresh in my memory and I will put these up first.
To the summary.