27 July 2005

Wayback machine

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal has an article about Google archives and the Wayback Machine. The latter allows people (for example, attorneys and so on) to search an archive of snapshots of the internet at different points. While useful, one problem I see with such a technology is the ability it gives people to delve into others' past in order to dig up dirt about what they said years ago. At some point, there should be a statute of limitations on our condemnation of people for prior beliefs or statements. (It's awful to think that I might be held accountable for what I say here, on my blog, decades from now when I become president.)


Alicia said...

I'm voting for you, Karlo!

Karlo said...

All right! If we can now just another 999,999 people to write in my name.