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The four rules of the web and compound documents

August 18, 2008


A real quirk that truly interests me is the difference in aims between the way documents are typically published and the way that the information within them is reused. A published document is normally in a single ‘format’ – a paginated layout, and this may comprise text, numerical charts, diagrams, tables of data and so […]

The ‘rules’ of [digital] preservation

December 10, 2007


These are not rules of how digital preservation should be done, but more like rules or statements of how preservation is or, more importantly, is not being done well and what I think might be done about it. The rules: First rule of preservation is that no creator is worried about preservation. Well, it’s less […]