A worrying report on the state of digital preservation and the web, specifically in the UK. Welcome to the memory hole.
Stewart Brand wrote this twelve years ago: it’s more relevant than ever in today’s cloud-worshipping climate.
I’d like to think that it’s ironic that I’m linking to The Wayback Machine because the original URL for this essay is dead. But it isn’t ironic, it’s horrific.
A gorgeous visualisation of Wikipedia data from History Hack Day. Watch the shape of the world emerge over time.
Mike Stenhouse has graphed civilisation longevity: a nice bit of long zoom perspective.
A great 1994 newsgroup posting by Iain M Banks that gives us a peek behind the scenes of the Culture: fascinating and fun.