giovedì 24 ottobre 2013

Memoria di ferro

Biblioteche, server farm, scaffali di scartoffie, soffitte con stratificazioni di oggetti e documenti, simili cantine, e Iron Mountain. Qualcosa rimarrà.

"Over the past few decades, two factors have driven the company’s rapid growth: the advent of personal computing, which led to an explosion in the production of paper documents, and tougher regulations, which have compelled companies to keep those documents for longer periods."

"One client, “Madame X,” was an anonymous art collector. Once a year, she’d visit with a curator, lay out a spread of wine and cheese, and admire her paintings underground. Later, Mesick and Crego pointed out an old photograph: it shows two men carrying Monet’s “Boating on the River Epte” through the mine’s interior entrance, a bank-vault door weighing twenty-eight tons."

THE MANY LIVES OF IRON MOUNTAIN di Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 23 ottobre 2013.

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