Wednesday, May 12, 2004

From the Ephemeral to the Eternal

I've been thinking about this issue a lot.

Ten years ago the 'big worry' for future historians was:
"gee, with the advent of the personal computer and the interent there'll be no more documents or personal written correspondences for the historical record".

Well, there might not be a lot of inky parchments lying around in the future but there'll be a whole lotta sumpin'

Here's a great essay (in progress) from John Battelle's Searchblog.
(can you say "digital snail trail" ? :-)

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