27 October 2009 хранить вечно
Writes Viktor Mayer-Schönberger: “хранить вечно“ (to be preserved forever) the KGB stamped the dossiers on its political prisoners. The Communist state would never forget the identity, believes, actions and words of those that had opposed it.
Like the Soviet state, Google does not forget. But unlike the Soviet Union that ceased to exist fifteen years ago, Google has become an indispensable tool for hundreds of millions of people around the world, who use it every day.3 We seem to have accepted that our digital society may forgive, but no longer forgets.