This is a cause I’ve been behind for a very, very long time now. [long in internet years] I’ve been online since 1989 and I’ve watched history disappear before my eyes. It doesn’t take gag orders from a new government to remove information from history; information can be removed in many, many different ways, and once information is gone, it’s gone. I remember since I was little hearing, “information can neither be created nor destroyed” – one of the ‘hopes’ of physics. But getting ‘real’ here, information can *definitely* be created and/or destroyed. I’ve watched information that I _know_ exists just be, for all practical purposes, irretrievably gone. Old posts I’ve made, communities would disappear, networks of people connections vanish, discussions nowhere to be found. Or they could be unable to be found because the searching algorithms available (Google for example) would make them unavailable. So here we are, January 2017. There’s a new government in the USA that is removing information from history. History is changing, quite literally, before our eyes and what will be remembered of what’s gone? So, save it. Internet Archive is wonderful because it’s authoritative. Definitive. Accurate. Use them. They are your internet library.

This is a cause I’ve been behind for a very, very long time now.

[long in internet years]

I’ve been online since 1989 and I’ve watched history disappear before my eyes. It doesn’t take gag orders from a new government to remove information from history; information can be removed in many, many different ways, and once information is gone, it’s gone.

I remember since I was little hearing, “information can neither be created nor destroyed” – one of the ‘hopes’ of physics. But getting ‘real’ here, information can *definitely* be created and/or destroyed. I’ve watched information that I _know_ exists just be, for all practical purposes, irretrievably gone. Old posts I’ve made, communities would disappear, networks of people connections vanish, discussions nowhere to be found. Or they could be unable to be found because the searching algorithms available (Google for example) would make them unavailable.

So here we are, January 2017. There’s a new government in the USA that is removing information from history. History is changing, quite literally, before our eyes and what will be remembered of what’s gone?

So, save it. Internet Archive is wonderful because it’s authoritative. Definitive. Accurate. Use them. They are your internet library.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


seven × 5 =

Leave a Reply