Episode 61: The Loss of Digital Data

The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer’s cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.
— P. J. O'Rourke
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
— Alvin Toffler

While computers of the modern age offer us a tremendous amount of flexibility and function in storing, transmitting and accessing data, they are still fallible. Often, this fallibility manifests in the loss of large quantities or entire regions of data. As a members of a highly-technological generation, we wanted to discuss our experiences with digital data loss and its implications.