12 Aug 2000
My friend Jason started a weblog the other day, and shared some thoughts on the nature of information persistence these days as opposed to a few generations ago. Greg Knauss had some interesting points on the topic as well, back in the beginning. I expect that future historians will have the interesting and novel problem of having too much access to historic documentation. Digital media allows for so much recording of minutia, and long term storage is so abundant, and we take advantage of those facts so much, that finding out details about how ‘real’ people live and think won’t be difficult— it’ll be so easy it’ll be burdensome.