Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in a Digital Age
Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've sear...more
But in this century, with the rise of the Web, more and more of our words (an...more
In the end, I spent my time half-reading the material I was already aware of and half-letting my mind wander to think about related issues I probably could have thought abou...more
Dal banale epis...more
In our computer age, there is no forgetting. Google, for one, stores and saves our searches, caches pages, so nothing is forgotten! Is this a good thing? Not when you are passed over for the job you just applied for because of a questionable photo you posted online years ago! It does work when you are seeking information, as we now no longer have to memorize everythi...more
One scenario describes us forming our own surveillance network, not...more
While it is in fact the case that it's easier to find out pe...more
But this is way too text booky; I started feeling sorry for students assigned to read this and want to tell them to skip to the last paragraphs of each chapter and/or skip it all and find better stories than those of the two hapless souls on which...more
But the book could have been half as long - and it wasn't very long to begin with. I understand this was originally a thesis or paper - that was probably more precise. Or just listen to the NPR segment.
Some of the examples repeated way too many times.
i definitely agree that excessive remembering inhibits our ability to change and limits the extent to which we can define ourselves. i, personally, think too much is remembered and welcome his solution to set expiration dates on digital files.
Ne parlo (male) qui: http://fraenrico.carcosa.it/?p=734