Jenna Wortham has a good piece on How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History, bringing together some interesting threads from Keith Haring to quantum mechanics. This is part of the reason I’ve been fascinated by the inter-planetary file system, which I mentioned on stage at WordCamp Europe on Friday.

2 thoughts on “Archiving the Internet

  1. The problem here is that we are constantly getting requests to revise that history. The number of “please delete everything I said, ever” requests is hugely on the rise, along with (admittedly invalid in our jurisdiction) EU laws trying to back them up, when those laws don’t actually apply.

    Basically, we have a glut of ppl asking us to delete what they said, forever. It’s becoming commonplace to tell them “nope”. That’s kinda weird.