Posted on January 21st, 2011
Link Rot « The Bygone Bureau
The web is like any other sprawling city, and maybe worse: it’s so damn rickety it’s a minor miracle it hasn’t collapsed entirely. When you link, you do so trusting that the data to which you direct your readers won’t just up and disappear into the virtual ether. Except that, inevitably, it will — the short history of the web has established that much.
Fantastic post about our sometimes misplaced trust on “the cloud”. As mentioned in the post, I too think things like the Tumblr outages and the certain fall of Del.icio.us should be taken as warnings.