half-life of technology

What will be known about the modern world in the centuries to come? “Not much,” say some, mostly because so much information now is created and stored solely in digital form . . . and so much of it is disappearing as a result of the rapid obsolescence of software and equipment.

How big is this problem, really?? Well, it’s getting some serious attention from the Library of Congress. Read more and watch the recent CBS Sunday Morning show segment here.


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