Permanence, or the Lack Thereof

Matt Gemmell:

Our work, whatever it may be, should be preserved. A person’s creative output has unique value, and is worthy of the attention of future generations – and at least to be available for inspection. Our global computer network can potentially allow us to leave behind a universal artistic legacy that’s unprecedented in human history. I think that’s worth some thought.

The Internet doesn’t have a preservation solution that I see working in the long run just yet. Everything crumbles, right? On the Internet, everything eventually goes unaccounted for. Matt’s observations are helpful and intriguing.

If someone wants to build a revolutionary product, it could be a solution to this problem: How to keep content around in spite of the system we have with technology today. That said, does anyone really know what the Internet will look like fifty years from now? Seems like this is a need we might not be able to solve.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.