Items tagged with vint cerf

We often talk about the importance of backing up data and keeping multiple backups, preferably in different locations -- an offsite archive is insurance against floods, fires, earthquakes, and other unfortunate incidents. That's great for short-term situations, but in the long run, does having all these backups really matter? Vint Cerf, considered the father of the Internet and currently serving as VP of Google, warns of what he calls the "digital Dark Age." Cue the ominous music foreboding something bad about to happen. This digital Dark Age he speaks of is something he sees affecting future generations as today's hardware and software enters into obsolescence. It's a topic he recently discussed... Read more...