Linked by Kroc on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:10 UTC
Features, Office History tends to leave behind mostly two kinds of information - the irrelevant and the biased. Archaeologists are either digging up people's thrown away junk, or reading some emperor's pompous account of his great deeds. The archaeology of the future will involve carefully extracting random 1s and 0s off of media and theorising what it all could mean. In the reckless and fast moving digital world, many stumbling blocks have been created that would drastically inhibit future generations learning about our ancient digital existence.
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So True
by ferrels on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:43 UTC
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I'm always amused by the archeology documentary shows where some geek is attaching deep religious significance to every artifact that gets uncovered. What makes archeologists believe that ancient man was any more religious than modern man?

I can only imagine what the archeologists will say 2000 years from now when they dig up one of our toilets. They'll probably say that that it was an altar of great significance where ancient man spent much time meditating and leaving offerings to his Gods!

What they'll say about digital artifacts is anybodies guess :-)

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