a horrible coincidence

A paradox? Not quite.

But a few things have inspired me to think about archives lately – use vs. preservation.

The sad fact is, the more you lean toward preservation, the less access you have. Using causes damage, speeds aging.

Preservation puts a barrier between people and materials. Digital preservation doesn’t capture a full physical experience, just as one cannot “print out” a web site without contradicting the very fundamental point of hyperlinking and the technology of the web.

So the more you use your favorite things, the more you destroy them.
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kinds of motions

Guess what? One of my photos (of a baseball game!) is on the first page of results when you do a Yahoo! image search for “kinds of motions.”

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?ei=UTF-8&p=kinds+of+motions

Can I just say how much I love that my Flickr stats show me this kind of detailed information about how people find my photos and what they are looking at?

Also, I am dying to know more about the person who did this search but I guess that is the kind of detailed information I cannot have.

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