Print vs. Digital Archives

An interesting post regarding the over-valuation of the internet as a repository of information and knowledge by Stephen Lewis. His analysis is foreboding:

[T]he active base of knowledge used by students, experts, and ordinary people will shrink as a limited volume of information, mostly culled from older secondary sources, is recycled and recombined over and again online, leading to an intellectual dark-age of sorts.

Read the rest of the post here.


2 Responses to Print vs. Digital Archives

  1. kyknoord says:

    True enough, but at least there’s an ever-growing active base of porn, so it all balances out in the end.

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