zaterdag 6 augustus 2011

Ook een vorm van website-archivering


Philip Mendo├ža-Vieira heeft tussen september 2010 en juli 2011 per ongeluk zo'n 12.000 screenshots gemaakt van de homepage van nytimes.com en daar bovenstaand filmpje van gemaakt.
Having worked with and developed on a number of content management systems I can tell you that as a rule of thumb no one is storing their frontpage layout data. It's all gone, and once newspapers shutter their physical distribution operations I get this feeling that we're no longer going to have a comprehensive archive of how our news-sources of note looked on a daily basis. Archive.org comes close, but there are too many gaps to my liking.

This, in my humble opinion, is a tragedy because in many ways our frontpages are summaries of our perspectives and our preconceptions. They store what we thought was important, in a way that is easy and quick to parse and extremely valuable for any future generations wishing to study our time period.
Via Long Now-blog

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