technology

Author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger argues that we must delete and let go of the things that we post online.

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  • 6 july 2011


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When Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s stepfather died, he left a collection of 16,000 heavy glass photographic slides, his visual record of decades travelling the world. His stepson had to decide what to do with them. “I had two rules in working out whether to keep a slide. One, if there was anybody in it I knew or might know. Two, if it was beautiful. Know how many I kept? 53.”

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