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  1. Nov 2021
  2. Aug 2021
    1. Librarians have a well-founded confidence in their ability to provide their readers with access to material published on paper, even if it is centuries old. Preservation is a by-product of the need to scatter copies around to provide access. Librarians have an equally well-founded skepticism about their ability to do the same for material published in electronic form. Preservation is totally at the whim of the publisher. A subscription to a paper journal provides the library with an archival copy of the content. Subscribing to a Web journal rents access to the publisher's copy. The publisher may promise "perpetual access", but there is no business model to support the promise. Recent events have demonstrated that major journals may vanish from the Web at a few months notice.

      Referenced in DSHR blog post responding to Zittrain on Internet Rot

    1. Referenced from http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Bibliography.html.

      This page is now a 404, and the Wayback Machine (whose first access attempt is dated 2013) doesn't have a copy. (It was already a 404 by then.)

  3. Jul 2021
    1. The original document file (I think - I can't test it)

      Referenced in an HN thread:


      In the thread, William Woodruff mentions that LibreOffice is capable of displaying this file.

  4. Dec 2015