Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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RE[2]: Comment by DigitalAxis
by DigitalAxis on Thu 10th Dec 2009 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by DigitalAxis"
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Well, Sturgeon's Law ("99% of everything is cr4p") notwithstanding, I'm not looking at this from a perspective of "oh well, it happened in the past" but more of an "how can we prevent this from happening to us now". Future archaeologists will probably both thank us, even if they laugh at Geocities. Even on a shorter term it'd be nice to be sure my CD-Rs from 2001 are still readable, or the consolidated DVD-R from 2006.

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Well, Sturgeon's Law ("99% of everything is cr4p") notwithstanding...

Bergman's corollary: The percentage of published works which are not crap decreases as publishing becomes more and more accessible.

Maybe we should concentrate on the non-crap. If Wikipedia and Twitter were both drowning in the river, and you could only save one...

That said, some of the most fascinating insights we have into 1st century Roman life come from the voluminous wall scrall in Pompeii. I suppose one man's crap is another man's fertilizer.

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RE[4]: Comment by DigitalAxis
by sbenitezb on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by DigitalAxis"
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Oh please, be it the Wikipedia. I couldn't live without it. I hope the rest of social services die forever, for the good of humanity.

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