|Look, everyone, it's Spring Clean the Internet Week
- not the old newbie-tripping April fool,
but an earnestly humourless campaign urging people to delete all
out-of-date information from their Web sites, in order to "make
the Internet better". Don't try to update it, or comment on it, or
timestamp it for clarity - just burn it, burn all of it.|
Information is good, even bad information - it's far better to have too much of it than too
little, particularly when we've got clever machines to help our brains sort through it.
The assumption that nobody could possibly be interested in old or
obsolete information, that "files you haven't updated" could never
be anything more than a scandalous waste of precious, precious server
space; it's all frustratingly misguided and na´ve.
I'd fly in its face by posting random pieces of my rubbish that have
fallen off the Internet since 1994, but - having changed computers
and lost a lot of floppy disks - can't seem to find anything. I suspect
there's a moral in there somewhere. [via Nik]