Interning For Clio:  Collecting, Protecting And Preserving The Record (April 4, 2022)

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K          “They say most prestigious internships today are unpaid and thus only available to the children of the well-to-do who do not need the money and are well on the path to doing the parvenu PMC thing.”

J          “I cannot really say this undertaking has made either of us well-known or wealthy.”

. . .

K          “I print an article, then scan the paper version and then save it along with a cut and pasted version of the URL in a separate file.  What I find too often in a later search is that the article is simply deleted, not edited or distorted.  Every now and every then, an article is materially modified.  Adding ‘not’ at spots and deleting ‘not’ at other spots changes an article.”

J          “And then you get ‘404ed’ so often.  As I recall in computer network communications, the ‘HTTP 404’, ‘404 not found’, ‘404’, ‘404 error’, ‘page not found’ or ‘file not found’ are error messages.  They are a hypertext transfer protocol standard response code – the good old http.  The message indicates that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.  It is a good old server failure.  Servers are failing far too often.  By design.  Servers are the new age HAL 9000 with far more sophisticated AI.”

. . .

K          “From the first entry on January 30, 2020, the ‘Coronavirus Diary’ reveals quite an unreal and surreal ride.  I structured my day to run by and do field research at Costco, Target, Walmart and other stores and venues to study the people, products, prices, perils and performance.  In early February of 2020, I was one of the few Occidentals wearing a mask and knowingly nodded my head at the few Orientals also wearing masks.  I bought up a box of pulse oximeters and gave them to folks who had no idea what they are.”

J          “The thing with toilet paper and bottled water is unreal and surreal.  Humanity is not going to make it.  We are not going to make it.”

. . .

K          “A six pack of Costco canned chicken breasts went from $10.89 to $13.99 last Tuesday and then to $15.99 in the last few days.  The sign said $16.99, yet when I went back to double check the receipt, I discovered they charged $15.99.”

J          “They are ready with a sign of our times.  Costco Kirkland precooked bacon went from $10.99 about a year ago to $12.99 then to $14.99 then quite surprisingly to $12.99 and then in the last few days to $16.99.”

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K          “I followed the ‘print, scan and save’ practice and actually saved what was actually said or written about Covid-19 on a daily basis to have an immutable record.  Some of the pieces are now ‘404er’ likely because the author is inconvenienced or embarrassed by the statements.”

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K          “The NYT is the ‘paper of record’ for the Narrative but not the ‘paper of record’ for the truth.  Society needs another credible source to chronicle daily developments for current and future consumption and consideration.”

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[See “Ukraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts” in “MintPress News” dated March 22, 2022 by Dan Cohen and “Psaki Reminds Reporters That Biden Doesn’t Speak For The President Of The United States” in “The Babylon Bee” dated March 29, 2022.] 

[See the e-commentary at “Analog Knowledge Devices” (“AKD”):  The Next “Currency” (July 10, 2017), Buy A Book? I’ll Pass. Read A Book? I’ll Play. Oh, And Happy National Book Month! (September 30, 2019), Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Basically, Back To Basics:  Finding Food; Printing Rutabagas.  Happy Earth Day! (April 20, 2020) and “Just visiting, thank you.” (April 1, 2019).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.”  [Blocking a conversation challenging America’s never ending wars around the globe.]

I got 404ed

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