Blog after my own long-now heart: The Ten Thousand Year Blog

A weblog on longevity: The Ten thousand year blog. Because Digital Lasts Forever…. or five years, whichever comes first. Topics: archiving, records preservation, digital records, digital longevity, and on and on. Like I just said… can someone 100 years from now access recordings you make as easily as I can read those letters from the 1920s and 1930s? ….I gotta skedaddle right now, but I’ll be back to surf deeper into David Matteson’s site.

P.S. What is the long now? It’s the long view, the 10,000-year view. When everyone was talking about all the programming needed to fix the Y2K problem, Long now was talking about adding a 0 in front of the current year to fix the Y10K problem. So this year is 02006. Go to the Long Now Foundation site for more. I first heard the “forever/5 years” quote from Stewart Brand’s book, The Clock of the Long Now.

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on March 18, 2006 in • DigitalityLongevity
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