Teaching computers how to forget – a new book about humans and information

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Teaching computers how to forget

Cheap storage has been a boon in many ways, but can it also be a nightmare? That’s the premise of a recent book by professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger called Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. The book’s bottom line is a simple one: technology has now made “remembering” the default approach to information, and in doing so, threatens to make “forgetfulness” obsolete.

Welcome to the data panopticon.

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~ by WPA Staff on February 11, 2010.

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