Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Fading Memory of the State

"But it's doubtful such a record would be preserved today, because it would likely be 'born digital' and follow a convoluted electronic path. A modern-day J. Edgar Hoover might first use a Web browser to read an online version of the Washington Post. He'd follow a link to the Weinstein story. Then he'd send an e-mail containing the link to a subordinate, with a text note: 'What do we know about Weinstein?' The subordinate might do a Google search and other electronic searches of Weinstein's life, then write and revise a memo in Microsoft Word 2003, and even create a multimedia PowerPoint presentation about his findings before sending both as attachments back to his boss."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...