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

January 3, 2011

On the Fragility of the Internet

The internet is an amazing place. Read the news, follow your favorite writers, hang out with your friends, watch videos and fall in love. It’s all possible on the internet. It feels as if it was there forever and it will never go away. However with every click of your mouse or key press on your keyboard, you chip away at the internet. With every byte you send and receive the hardware of the internet becomes a little bit worse....

January 3, 2011