digital amnesia

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digital amnesia 


A popular anthropomorphism for the loss of data in information systems due to obsolescence–e.g., of the software required to retrieve the data, retiring of machines used to read the data, deterioration of magnetic files and tapes–which have a limited lifespan, repeatedly saving files with lossy compression and inability of the humans manipulating the data to properly put it in context. 

Synonym Digital dementia 


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