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1 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8594 19:54

Feed me

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671 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 04:07

There's very little evidence of one of the more popular MMO videogames on the internet having ever existed, they keep telling us about how information no longer degrades in the digital age, but it seems that things disappear more often from the public eye than they did previously.

672 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 07:58

>>671 Haha hey remember POGS? Good times!

673 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 08:51

Yeah I also have a life as a non-anonymous poster, and all these people going "boy am I glad I grew up in the 80s none of my teenage shit is online" might not realize that the same is 99% true if you just happened to put it in chats/IMs or on some site that hasn't lasted (in my case, EZBoard forums), and if you never drew the ire of someone who would assiduously document your shit.

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674 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 09:00

Compared to any previous point in history, there is more information available, more readily, and at an increasing rate of production, so statistically that is unsurprising.
Although, the situation is not helped by an increasing percentage of Internet being entrusted to approximately 4 corporations. Back up your shit, people.

675 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 10:00

why did 25 rooms not get a wake up call when the system is up and running

676 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 14:29

It's worse than that: our information actually degrades much quicker now. DVDs have a ~30-100 year lifespan, hard drives less, etc. We tend not to notice this as much as we probably should because the surrounding devices themselves become outdated quickly and get replaced. Our paper is generally high-quality, but we don't write diaries or letters on it. Newspapers, of course, will disintegrate far quicker than books. I've heard many theorize that we're actually living in what will be a Dark Age of immense proportion, because we do not (generally) carve things into stone or metal currently. You'll still be able to read Roman war memorials decades after your hard drives have given up.

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677 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 17:07

What gets really fun is when some really important stuff is meant to be mostly buried but gets out somehow. FOIA and declassification procedures are good if a bit slow and prone to bias, but stuff like Nixon's tapes, Soviet committee reports, the DNC leaks... these things are practically black swan events. History almost never gets such a near-complete view of the facts that the people who are supposed to have the facts have.

678 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 21:36

I remember a fair few forums I used to use that have since been shuttered, mostly anime sites, and in a way I am glad that those childish things have disappeared, but I think it would be better to still have them to look back and reflect on the fact that you once did not know what you know now.

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679 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8672 22:18

I'm still not sure if I got rejected or not.

680 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8673 07:48

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