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Why Write?

In these times, when there is no shortage of information, why bother to write? Put simply, writing is a time capsule. The only way that two people can communicate if separated by time and space. Every single one of us should write deeply, meaningfully and clearly about what it is like to be alive in our time. Christopher Roosen explores. 

Decay of Digital Data - A New Dark Age

We like to think that improvements in technology will create a world tomorrow that is better than today. However, we are rushing forward into a world where popular music videos are replicated thousands of times, but crucial windows into human life, legal decisions and precious research is lost. We are letting popularity algorithms and business models determine what is kept. It cuts right to the heart of our ownership over information and our responsibility to maintain it for the future. We’ve conceived this digital world of information as a system that we would manage with a top-down intelligence, but we’ve proven incapable of managing it well.