In the News: For Biographers, The Past Is An Open Electronic Book | All Tech Considered : NPR

A lot of us think electronic communications live forever. But if someone wont give up his emails, or takes his passwords with him to the grave, or if he used software thats now outdated, his records may be lost. Harvard has John Updikes floppy disks, and Emory has Salman Rushdies emails. But these are the exceptions to the rule, says William Stingone, curator of manuscripts at the New York Public Library.

via For Biographers, The Past Is An Open Electronic Book : All Tech Considered : NPR.

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