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    Bill Prendergast

    Most information on the net has a broad reach, a high availability, and the lifespan of a moth.  In fact electronic media has problems in general.  We have many of the original notes of Isaac Newton, but not Marvin Minsky -- if he turns out to be right about AI (not saying he is) then his notes that were stored on MIT archive tapes are gone forever, because there's not a machine still running that can read them.

    Go dig up a 10 year old news story and tell me that the link isn't broken, if the site that hosted it is even up anymore.  There's archive.org but they get a tiny fraction of a slice at large intervals.  The Internet may be the greatest thing to happen to information since wireless and maybe even the printing press, but permanence is most certainly not one of its benefits.

    Kill the filibuster!

    by sproingie on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:06:32 AM PDT

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