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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Disappearances of Significance on the Internet

Raiders of the Lost Web

If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.

Adrienne LaFrance | October 14, 2015

The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense of the word. It is not a repository. It is not a library. It is a constantly changing patchwork of perpetual nowness.
You can't count on the web, okay? It’s unstable. You have to know this.  


<more at; related links: (Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk. Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf. February 13, 2015) and (Link Rot vs. The United States Supreme Court. February 11, 2015)>

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