What happens to all the information and sites that we link to from our own sites? I was thinking about the plethora of information on the web today and the beauty of links and how wonderful everything seems. But then I wondered what the web is going to be like 20 years from now and will all the resources we use now be around still? Linkrot now is one thing, but what about 5 years down the road? Websites come and websites go, but how many will stand the test of time?
If I continue with this site for a couple of years and end up with thousands of sites linking back to me, is it my obligation to keep the site up for as long as possible? When you really start to think about it, pressure starts to mount. Maybe there is some responsibilty for you to keep the site up, but should you? I can read the words of a book printed in 1604, but will people be able to read the words of this entry in 2404? A lot of questions I have, yet no answers.
Who am I kidding? My words mean jack.
Originally posted on October 6, 2005 @ 8:54 am