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The Digital Dark Ages... - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
The Digital Dark Ages...
I've blogged about this several times before - the monks during the Dark Ages of European history were able to preserve more history than is being preserved today. In fact, within 2 years 30% of of online data vanishes - and that number climbs every year, even with Google and the WayBack Machine.

But digital historians are testing out new reconstructions method:

"What’s interesting is that this process is a kind of internet archaeology that reconstructs an historical web page from the context in which it occurred. That’s a fascinating new discipline.In the real world, archaeologists and anthropologists have become highly skilled at reconstructing natural history in this way. The conclusions that can be drawn from the discovery and analysis of a single tooth, for example, are truly astounding."
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