Replying to: sarcassem

@sarcassem @odd Assuming that we don’t see some sort of new archaeological practice in the future that can reveal such digital artifacts, I’d argue that this is somewhat of a positive thing. These days we’re virtually unable to escape our own digital history, data and therefore mistakes; the lack of any way to unearth this stuff means that in death, we can escape such scrutiny in the same way that early humans did. As certain media scholars like McLuhan elaborated, we used to occupy only an ‘acoustic space’, until alphabets and other technology ushered in the ‘visual space’ and a subsequent obsession with recording and collection. Perhaps it’s natural to move on.

Martin Feld @martinfeld