I'm David Rosenthal, and this is a place to discuss the work I'm doing in Digital Preservation.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
NFTs and Web Archiving
One of the earliest observations of the behavior of the Web at scale was "link rot". There were a lot of 404s, broken links. Resea...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Cryptocurrency's Carbon Footprint
China’s bitcoin mines could derail carbon neutrality goals, study says and Bitcoin mining emissions in China will hit 130 million tonnes by...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Elon Musk: Threat or Menace?
Although both Tesla and SpaceX are major engineering achievements, Elon Musk seems completely unable to understand the concept of externalit...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Internet Archive Storage
The Internet Archive is a remarkable institution, which has become increasingly important during the pandemic. It has been for many years ...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The invaluable statistics published by Backblaze show that, despite being built from technologies close to the physical limits ( Heat-Assis...
Thursday, March 4, 2021
History Of Window Systems
Alan Kay 's Should web browsers have stuck to being document viewers? makes important points about the architecture of the infrastructu...
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Principles For The Decentralized Web
A week ago yesterday the Internet Archive launched both a portal for the Decentralized Web (DWeb) at https://getdweb.net/ , designed by a t...
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