I was looking at an old posting of Anne Galloway’s @purselipsquarejaw. The article quotes Stewart Brand1 and in particular:
“How can we invest in a future we know is structurally incapable of keeping faith with its past? The digital industries must shift from being the main source of society’s ever-shortening attention span to becoming a reliable guarantor of long-term perspective.”
The name Stewart Brand (above) is linked to http://www.longnow.org/10klibrary/library.htm. Now the 10K in “10klibrary” refers to the Long Now Foundation‘s mission to look forward at least ten thousand years, including sub projects to look at long-term file format conversions; similar to some of the aspirations of the Memories for Life UK Computing Grand Challenge.
Unfortunately when you click the link to the 10K library entry …
Looks like the URLs are not going to last till 12000 AD