There's something to be said

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(There’s something to be said for writing an online text to organize a physical archive — for escaping the messy, material world and still attempting to control it.)

(One thing that could be said ((a commonplace)) is that the digital survives better than the physical. Yet the digital is vulnerable in its own way, its "materials" as durable as the platforms that support them. Indeed, the rapid outmoding of computer technology is so at odds with our faith in data storage that passage — not preservation — may be the true nature of the digital condition.)

(Nobody can say how long this text will last. Its persistence is very much in question. And so, lacking guarantees, it embraces instability. It wants not to become an archival thing, but to revel in perpetual process.)