From The Economist: Bit rot – The world is losing its ability to reconstruct history. Better regulation could fix that

http://www.economist.com/node/21553445

Short article about how so much of our history is digital yet there are many reasons why it may be hard in the future to actually access/read that history. 

Already, NASA has lost data from some of its earliest missions to the moon because the machines used to read the tapes were scrapped and cannot be rebuilt.”

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