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  • On this day of sprouts (love them, so Christmassy!) and sprouting stories I thought: I wonder, do you think, that maybe one day there will be digital archivists - or websites - that will tell people how to dig the digital data, so my granddaughters grandchild can dig through the metadata and unearth charming nuggets from the family's digital past? She or he will spend hours learning the arcane art of HTML - so old and clumsy! - just in hope of the little pieces of digital mosaic hidden in the digital dirt that glint real ideas into the primordial digital slime. And every once in a while maybe someone will come face to face with a Samuel Pepys or an Edwardian Lady who jumps out of the past and captures the imagination with the visceral strength of their writing? It might be a nice job to roll up ones sleeves and learn and old code - like learning
    heiroglyphics or decoding the rosetta stone. And everyone once in a while one will uncover an Ozymandias of the past.
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