> This is the paradox of the internet — nothing is permanent and nothing ever goes away.
-- From "A Lost Treasure of Xanadu" on Habitat Chronicles http://habitatchronicles.com/2019/03/a-lost-treasure-of-xanadu/
@cwebber > At the time, we regarded all the internal details of how Xanadu worked as deep and dark trade secrets, mostly because in that pre- open source era we were stupid about intellectual property
I don't think most people from our generations understand this well enough
@cwebber also known as "valuable things go away when you least expect them to and shitty stuff like your forum posts from when you were 12 linger around for decades"
@cwebber With archive.org buying and scanning a large library of microfilm it might be time to actually implement something like Xanadu in which everything is cross-referenced with everything else.
@cwebber one of the unexpected results of AI might be suddenly all our gaming forum posts get unearthed at once
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!