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Web person at the Imperial War Museum, just completed PhD about digital sustainability in museums (the original motivation for this blog was as my research diary). Posting occasionally, and usually museum tech stuff but prone to stray. I welcome comments if you want to take anything further. These are my opinions and should not be attributed to my employer or anyone else (unless they thought of them too). Twitter: @jottevanger

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bad data

Tim O'Reilly's example here http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/10/the_persistence_of_bad_data.html is an amusing (for people other than Lou Rosenfeld) illustration of the perils of letting your data out and losing control of it - derivatives of it persist long after the original has been updated or deleted. A sustainability downside to the Web 2.0/data web story.

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