The Sound of Wheels Being Reinvented

The sound of wheels being reinvented? These just published articles about the Internet speak to the traditional concerns of librarians (and archivists) about the reliability and preservation of information:

A black eye for Google?
Resurfaced story raises questions on search technology; SEC looking into it.
It has long been the popular term for lightning-speed Web searches. But could "Google" eventually come to mean stumbling accidentally and disastrously onto misleading reports and information? [The article is about the massive sell-off in United Airlines stock because of the Internet search engine’s quirks.]

Warning sounded on web’s future.
The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.

In Digital Age, Federal Files Blip Into Oblivion.
Countless federal records are being lost to posterity because federal employees, grappling with a staggering growth in electronic records, do not regularly preserve the documents they create on government computers, send by e-mail and post on the Web.

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