Friday, March 24, 2006
print out your blog if you want to keep it
If, as predicted, a Tsunami Katrina devastation sweeps through the internet, in the form of a Distributed Reflected Denial of Service (DRDoS) attack, or similar catastrophic wave...
what will you feel like?
With no more internet, no blogosphere, no web. Your blog deleted forever, all of it, with no way to ever recover it, not in any cache nor in the Way Back Machine of the Internet Archive?
What you be like without a blog anymore? Have you ever thought about that? I have, a little. I don't like to think about it. I get frustrated when I can't connect to the internet on rare occassions--it feels like I'm dead, a digital ghost without mooring.
Hideously unleashed, my freedom from computing hurts like a mortal wound.
Here's one solution: print out your entire blog. All of it, from the very first post. I've done it, almost. I print out each post as I publish it, but I have neglected to do so for a few weeks here and there.
If you want to keep your blog, a memory of it, a proof of its existence, print it out. All of it.
If you don't do that, why? Is it not worthy of printing out? Then why do you keep at it, if it amounts to nothing, not worthy of toner and paper, not deserving of existing in hard copy, in physical materialization?
What does that say about your blog?
Posted by steven edward streight at 3/24/2006 11:17:00 PM