Dark Ages II: When the Digital Data Die

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9780130661074: Dark Ages II: When the Digital Data Die

Author shows why our data is at far greater risk than we've ever imagined, and envisions a frightening future, where so much critical information is lost that civilization itself could collapse. Bergeron examines how we're storing our most precious data. Softcover.

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  • Civilization at risk: Is our most important information about to vanish?
  • Here today, gone tomorrow: Disappearing Web sites, unproven storage technologies, obsolete data formats
  • Specific, realistic solutions for individuals, organizations, and society

Your data—and everyone's—is in danger. Discover why—and what to do about it!

Dark Ages II shows why our data is at far greater risk than we've ever imagined—and envisions a frightening future, where so much critical information is lost that civilization itself could collapse. Bryan Bergeron examines how we're storing our most precious data: on Web sites and email servers that could disappear tomorrow; on unproven magnetic and optical media; and in document formats that become obsolete virtually overnight. After projecting the potential impact of massive data loss, Bergeron offers step-by-step techniques you can use to solve the problem in your own home, organization, or enterprise.

  • Why your disks aren't as reliable as you think
  • Who owns your data—and what happens when they stop taking care of it?
  • What's happening to civilization's "paper trail"?
  • Why backups aren't nearly enough
  • Why "pervasive computing" will only make the problems worse
  • What you can do now to ensure the survival of your digital information—and everyone's

This book is a powerful wake-up call for everyone who depends on digital data, including business decision-makers, educators, librarians, researchers, public policy-makers—and you!

About the Author:

BRYAN BERGERON has over 30 years' experience designing and working with computers and electronics and has been writing about leading-edge technology and envisioning the future for most of that time. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and MIT and serves as President of Archetype Technologies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in advanced technologies.

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