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Google Is Not the Answer: How the Digital Age Imperils History

John Palfrey | May 30, 2015

Our species created about 5 billion gigabytes of information from the dawn of time until 2003. Before long, we will create that much information many times per day, according to IBM.  The problem: No one is doing enough to select and preserve the bits that really matter.
One of the great paradoxes of the digital age is that we are producing vastly more information than ever before, but we are not very good at preserving knowledge in digital form for the long haul.  

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