I'm David Rosenthal, and this is a place to discuss the work I'm doing in Digital Preservation.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
A Note On Blockchains
Blockchains have three components, a data structure, a set of replicas, and a consensus mechanism: The data structure is often said to p...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Liability In The Software Supply Chain
Atlantic Council Report On Software Supply Chains was already rather long when I got to the last of the report's recommendations that I...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Moxie Marlinspike On Decentralization
The Ecosystem Is Moving: Challenges For Distributed And Decentralized Technology is a talk by Moxie Marlinspike that anyone interested in t...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Just over a quarter-century ago, Stanford Libraries' HighWire Press pioneered the switch of academic journal publishing from paper to d...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Amazon Is Profitable?
Six years ago, in Two Brief Updates I first wrote about Benedict Evans' insightful analysis of Amazon's financial reports: He sho...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Open Source Saturation
In Supporting Open Source Software I discussed the critical need for better support for contributors to open source projects. Now, Quo Vadi...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Shout-Out To Gutenberg Project
I've mentioned before that my father spent his whole career, apart from WW2 as an RNVR watch officer on convoy escorts, at Harrods, the ...
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