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Raiders of the Lost Web

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    Raiders of the Lost Web

    If a sprawling Pulitzer Prize-nominated feature in one of the nation’s oldest newspapers can disappear from the web, anything can. “There are now no passive means of preserving digital information,” said Abby Rumsey, a writer and digital historian. In other words if you want to save something online, you have to decide to save it. Ephemerality is built into the very architecture of the web, which was intended to be a messaging system, not a library.
    This article talks about the ephemeral nature of information, with particular regards to information on the Internet

    The Internet's Dark Ages - The Atlantic
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    Brilliant read...