Douglas Coupland: The clock strikes 13 in the archive world

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f293f01a-66af-11e3-8675-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2oJpemqKV

“She tells me that a major issue with collecting anyone’s documents that were created after about 1990 is that the really desirable documents don’t physically exist … or, rather, they do exist but they’re lying comatose inside a 1995-ish laptop.”

A great read. I love the implications he leads us to, about what a digital archive of the future might look like and what kinds of information might be available.

Author: Terry Madeley

I work with student data and enjoy reading about art and design, data, education and technology.