Welcome to a Digital Dark Ages, Folks

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Welcome to a Digital Dark Ages, Folks

By TED RALL

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Historians and archivists call a times a “digital dim ages.” The name evokes a Gothic duration that followed a fall of a Roman Empire, that led to a radical decrease in a available story of a West for 1,000 years. But don’t censure a Visigoths or a Vandals. The law-breaker is a fleeting inlet of digital recording devices. Remember all a things we stored on floppy discs, now mislaid forever? Over a final 25 years, we’ve seen large 8-inch floppies transposed by 5.25-inch middle transposed by small 3.5-inch floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, outmost tough drives and now a Cloud — and let’s not forget memory sticks and also-rans like a DAT and Minidisc.

We’ll omit a information mislaid in mechanism crashes.

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