Thursday, December 11, 2008

Living Forever

The internet is a great resource, but one must filter some of the content. Part of the problem with the internet is the tendancy for information to outlast its usefullness. Or validity.

Case in point:
Christus St Joseph Foundation. Should you go to this site, your expectations would be considerably different than reality. And, had you depended on the calendar of events, you might have been trying to vote on the 6th of November.

The disturbing thing is that the date listed for "last updated" is 6/12/2006 (or is that a 8? Small print.) In either case, it would appear to be dated information.

When we see it on the net, we expect it to be current. That's the main reason the newspapers are having such a hard time: Yesterday's news printed today. And in some cases, tomorrow.

But, I digress. If you google a topic, you'll receive an example of what I mean. Almost anything you pick is going to have "cached" listed on some of the hits...meaning, not current.

Kind of the reason that I put a date after the post topic--it gives you a reference as to when the last comment was made.

But, the information from the posts and comments is going to be around for a long time. Far longer than Essent wants it to be, possibly far longer than I want it to be....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep blogging we're reading