Peter Stuifzand

How articles could disappear

A small list of ways how articles (or documents) will disappear at some future point in time.

  • User error removes the originals
  • User error removes the generated files on the server
  • Hard disk failure (on server)
  • Hard disk failure (on author)
  • Backup failure (one, two and three)
  • Server failure
  • Hosting company out of business
  • Domain name registrar out of business
  • Media company out of business
  • (Author’s) Death
  • Lack of interest
  • Lack of technical expertise
  • Removed everything in anger
  • Revisionism
  • Changed interests
  • Cost savings
  • Changes in publishing software
  • Conversion costs
  • Backwards incompatible software changes
  • Changes in laws
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