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Monday, June 30, 2008

Entry for June 30, 2008

The Internet has disappointed me in one very large way. Most news articles that I found worthy of bookmarking have disappeared. When I click on many of the links to items that I felt worth saving, I get an error message that usually says something about the article expiring, sometimes referring me to a “for-pay” archive search. Often search engines will hit on links that go nowhere; someone chose to remove whatever was once there but the engines still have it indexed.

I had hoped the World Wide Web would be a working history book; everything posted remained forever, at the very least for news items. Some kid 100 years from now may be doing research or the reality or myth of global warming, wondering what we felt about it.

Usually obituaries disappear from the web within rather short periods, again with news services offering “for pay” search and reprints.

I have taken to making copies of anything that I want to reference in the future. As far as blogging, I have tried to respect copyright notices by linking to articles rather than cutting and pasting them to my entries. I may need to rethink that.

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