This post is brought to you via State Records newest Board Member Stephen Choularton Ph.D., FIoD who recommended this podcast on the Radio National site! It’s a fascinating introductory look at the world of digital archaeology, touching on several issues that are central to the mission of Archives.
As our fast paced digital world continues what does that mean for the way we think about preserving things like old webpages and obsolete media formats? Are there possible lessons from our digital past for our digital future? We explore the fragility of our electronic data and also the temporary nature of the technology we use to access it. We also join the excavation of a 1970s computer chip called the 6502!
ETA: Podcast link updated 23/02/12