David Emberton writes: “In 2000 the University of California, Berkeley published a study showing that printed content represents only 0.003% of the world’s total information — most of the remainder is stored digitally. If that figure is correct, almost our entire output as a society is entrusted to one of several Microsoft operating systems and disks with twelve-month limited warranties.



*cue danger music*



Two hundred years from now, how will historians assess the early twenty-first century? They won’t, because scarcely anything will be left to assess. That’s right: Welcome, my friends, to the digital dark ages.

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