Preston de Guise recently wrote a thoughtful piece about what death means for digital identities. It reminded me of the struggle I had when my son came into the world, and the fact that our digital representations are now generational. This means that before and after we have agency we must deal with our digital selves.
Have you ever thought about what a backup is? I mean ?really ?think about it? I hadn’t until I read this piece by Preston de Guise. It seems that most of what I had thought about backups were either a tautology (a successful backup is a…backup), or relied on unspoken assumptions.