Digital Dark Age?

Digital Dark Age?

Gambling With Humankind's Knowledge

Streaming Video - 2005
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Compact and portable, digitized information is an attractive alternative to bulky books, analog media, and emulsion-based photographs-but can it stand the test of time? In this program, Stewart Brand, co-inventor of the TCP/IP Internet protocol, and others in the know assess the rapid proliferation of digitization; confront the alarming risk of massive data loss through technology obsolescence, platform incompatibilities, and storage media degradation; explore the potentially catastrophic impact of data loss on cultural identity; and outline some of the efforts being made to stave off a digital dark age.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2002
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color, digital.


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