How will historians of the future sort through the data glut of the present? – Slate Magazine

My long suppressed public historian self is loving this….

“Still, I know that on some days you must grow weary of examining the 746,000 variations on a single meme. You must sometimes shout: “Stupid dead person, when your hard drive gets full don’t just buy a bigger backup, sort your damn files!” …

Sorry about that, historians of the 22nd century. I am sorry that I made so many blog posts featuring someone else’s YouTube video…. Sorry about all of my files undescriptively labeled DSCimage987234534.jpg and GrantProposal2,docx. Sorry for the mess.  But I made you a present….”

How will historians of the future sort through the data glut of the present? – Slate Magazine

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