Thursday November 05, 2015
Preserving digital history is imperative to save cultural history
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"By deleting websites, blogs etc… we lose our own memories, and as a society we lose collective memories and history of us." - Digital Historian Ian Milligan
Vint Cerf, one of the people who made the internet a reality spoke with The Current last month as part of our project Ripple Effect. In that conversation, he told Anna Maria he feared for the future of history on the internet and warned us of a digital dark age that was coming.
Ian Milligan says, that Dark Age may already be here.
Ian Milligan is an Assistant Professor of Canadian and Digital History at the University of Waterloo.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.