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Digital media already decays within our lifetimes, and we’re now staring into the biggest historical hole since the Dark Ages, warns Google’s Vint Cerf. If we really want to preserve the history of our technological age, it’s probably going to have t

22nd February, 2015
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Human hands and eyes are compatible with centuries of data stored on paper: you can’t say the same for more than a few decades of digital media Picture: Getty

Don’t get me wrong – I love my kids, it’s just that I haven’t got a single photograph of them. Sure, you can see them on Facebook or scroll the hundreds of photos on my iPhone, but as for a tangible, physical record of the last joyous and awe-filled six years of parenthood? Nada.

It’s not that all the memories aren’t there, it’s just that they’re on the memory...

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