Paul is on a real tear of great posts, his latest asks: Is this corporate embraced digital news rot? I have been dreading the coming disaster that is digital archiving for years. If you work in publishing you know what I mean. Lots of books have been lost in the migration from film to digital. When small publishers and printers go out of business or merge, plates, film, and files simply go in the dumpster. Good luck recreating the originals from scratch.
We like to think that digital is a superior way to archive the public record but the Reuters digital dumpster move here shows us it isn’t.