(With apologies to the fantastic BBC mini series of the same name)
While reading this post on the need to archive, backup and store data ad-infinitum, I had a thought. I didn't post it as a comment, as it would probably be seen as a bit facile.
So I give it to you, my loyal readers.
In the early seventies (maybe 1973-74) Nick Drake(one of the finest songwriters this earth has ever seen) went into the studio for the last time. The tapes were lost or destroyed. A collection of music, that had the potential to be the most intruiging, beautiful and soulful ever heard, was gone. You will never hear it. I will never hear it. It is gone.
My point? Life goes on….