The Sweet Morbidity of Link Rot

A couple years ago, the New Yorker ran a great, comprehensive piece on “link rot”—that scourge of dead-end links and vexing “404” errors that annoys us all and ensures the Web’s enduring reputation as an “ethereal, ephemeral, unstable, and unreliable” ravel of non-sequiturs. The article charts the curious history of the Wayback Machine—that most indispensible weapon in the fight against link rot—and mentions … Continue reading The Sweet Morbidity of Link Rot