Digital Amnesia

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Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

vpro international has this documentary on Digital Amnesia, the loss of humanity's collective history as we slowly rely solely on what is online.

This VPRO Backlight documentary tracks down the amnesiac zeitgeist starting at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, whose world-famous 250-year old library was lost to budget cuts. The 400.000 Books were saved from the shredder by Ismail Serageldin, director of the world-famous Library of Alexandria, who is turning the legendary library of classical antiquity into a new knowledge hub for the digital world.

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