Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scary


Seeing this scared me (click to enlarge - Google Docs is unavailable). Imagine if you went to Gmail and saw this - complete and utter pandemonium. Makes me wonder: At what point does e-mail become an issue of national security?

1 comment:

Zeyev said...

Even Captain Jean-Luc Picard retained paper documents because they're more durable in some ways. And an episode of Voyager specifically dealt with the relative impermanence of some electronic media.

Several years ago Scientific American had a key article on the subject of our rush to electronic storage. There are caveats.

Storage and retrieval of documents is truly an interesting subject. The folks at Archives may have more information on this esoteric yet supremely practical issue.