Tags: preservation



Web! What is it good for?

Not absolutely nothing, but not absolutely everything either.

Forgetting again

The most pernicious of falsehoods is the idea that the internet never forgets.

Cerf rocks

Long-term thinking for digital storage.

Ordinary plenty

Preserving the habitual, the banal.

For Chloe

Donations in her memory.

The telescope in the woods

A trip to the Baldone Schmidt telescope in Latvia.

The tragedy of the commons

Digital destruction courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

9,125 days later

219,000 hours of wonder.


Return to Freiburg.

August in America, day ten

Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Not tumbling, but spiralling

I’m going to miss Tumblr when it’s gone.

Clearleft.com past and present

Design iterations over eight years.


The slow disappearance of a storage medium.

Of Time and the Network and the Long Bet

Matt has accepted the challenge I threw down in my Webstock talk (which has now been transcribed).

Space by Botwest

A day of robots, science hacks, digital preservation and the new aesthetic.

Cool your eyes don’t change

The transcript of the audio of the video of the talk from Build.

The forgotten house

The internet never forgets to think that the internet never forgets.


Our collective creativity, no matter how ugly, is worth preserving.

Digital Deathwatch

Waiting for the deletionist axe to fall.

All Our Yesterdays: the links

Hyperlinks of digital preservation.

South by south met

SxSW is Soylent Green.

The long prep

Care to place a wager?

Voice of the Beeb hive

When is an explanation not an explanation?


The difference between being on the web and being archived.

Erase and rewind

The BBC is planning to delete 172 websites.

Home-grown and Delicious

The Pembertonisation of my bookmarks: I’m hosting my own.

Slight return

Back in blog.

Facing the future

Our civilisation needs to hit Ctrl+S.

The format of The Long Now

Betting on HTML.

Beautiful truth

I want you to read something.


Let’s lynch the landlord.

Tears in the rain

All of these moments will be lost in time.


Add a memento to the dConstruct time capsule.

The Death and Life of Geocities

Geocities is no longer here for you to use.

All Our Yesterdays

Opening up Bamboo Juice 2009.

Blast from the past

When rabbit holes become memory holes.

To protect and to preserve

Is it safe?


Back up before your data goes down.

Preservation and design

Design, context and embarrassing old websites.