When your industry calls the most profitable users "Whales" you know there's a problem. I keep a copy of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion around just to inoculate myself from these black arts.
The industrial scale of todays technology causes tech to become alienated from the very users they are supposed to serve. (Never mind that we should be talking about People, not "Users").
"From a design point of view it is a truly unique experience that very much leans on an educational theory known as constructionism. This codified curriculum will soon be available to the entire world as an open source."
It seems inescapable that our society will need to find its own formula for underwriting the cost of preserving knowledge in media that will have some permanence. - Vint Cerf - We're Going Backward
I've seen this firsthand. Albums from some lesser known bands I listened to in the 90s are not available in digital format. When the CDs finally bit rot the music will be gone forever unless someone rips and uploads them. Some content never made the jump from VHS, also at risk of loss when the tapes degrade.
And you can avoid merge conflicts by adding entries to your .gitattributes file:
Plus an article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed
I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this is relevant. The relevant quote:
From this model we conclude that after the first year of publishing, nearly 11% of shared resources will be lost and after that we will continue to lose 0.02% per day.