"Besides the prospective misery for future archaeologists trawling through terabytes of data, this move towards the network as a communal, prosthetic hippocampus is changing our attitudes to memory. On the one hand, it’s making us flippant about preserving experiences and information because responsibility has been delegated out to the network. On the other, it continually reminds us – and other people – about people we have been in the past. Events from years ago threaten to resurface unpredictably in the present. We bear digital stigma. Self-censorship becomes much more likely." Machines and Memory - Robert Carroll
vitreous
[vi-tree-uhs]
/ˈvɪtriəs/
–adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, glossiness, etc.: vitreous china.
2.
of or pertaining to glass.
3.
obtained from or containing glass.
4.
a vain twenty-one-year-old little girl who likes the sound of her own voice so much that she keeps a useless blog and sings along to every song on the radio, even the ones she doesn't like or doesn't know all the words to.
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