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Digital Durability? My Money is on the Individual

 

But I maintain that the digital content that will remain durable on the web, outside of the heroic work done for us, at no cost to us, by the Internet Archive, is majorly the ones maintained, cared for by individuals, and largely in the digital spaces they pay for and manage themselves.

Why? Individuals have a deep stake in their work. Repositories, institutions? The stake varies with politics, staff turnover, leadership fetishes.

Viva the individual.

 

Seeing things from the perspective of a learner

 

What if the approach that leads to poor documentation starts from a point of view of knowing — in particular, knowing too much.

 

forage

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Why would readers prefer to forage the Web rather than use a well-structured book? The Web has a wider scope than any book and Google returns information faster than a trip to the bookshelf or the library.

-- Every page is page one

 

stroke

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Mountains are brushes, the oceans are ink,
Heaven and earth are the case preserving the sutras,
Each stroke of a character contains everything in the universe.

 

-- ninth-century Japanese monk