David Rosenthal: Cliff Lynch's Stewardship in the "Age of Algorithms"

Cliff Lynch has just published a long and very important article at First Monday entitled Stewardship in the “Age of Algorithms”. It is a much broader look than my series The Amnesiac Civilization at the issues around providing the future with a memory of today’s society.Cliff accurately describes the practical impossibility of archiving the systems such as Facebook that today form the major part of most people’s information environment and asks: If we abandon the ideas of archiving in the traditional preservation of an artifact sense, it’s helpful to recall the stewardship goal here to guide us: to …read more

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