Posted by The Happy Tutor
I have an idea of making a proposal to Amazon to pay it a onetime fee for hosting the content for perpetuity, that way I can remove a concern for my heirs, and feel that my writing may survive me, something I'd like to assure.
In a web of conversations, how would a (ri)post(e) be read 500 years from now? Even posts 5 years old, found by a search engine, seem not so much dated, as prehistoric, harking back to an era long gone, in which a few friends blogged over coffee or into the wee hours laughing, fuming, commiserating as if the web were a private enough place, where friends could be informal and talk behind the backs of the official personages busy elsewhere. Now the web is official. Rather than wanting my posts to last forever, my heirs might prefer a "Delete All" key that would wipe it all clean.
UPDATE: Dave Winer points back to WB. If his blog is immortal, and I erase mine, at least the name of Wealth Bondage will live forever, busted links and all. Maybe he should pay for hosting mine forever too.