Thursday, 21 June 2007

Risk and loss

Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media @ DMU, who works closely with our Institute of Creative Technologies mailed me this:
"For your amusement, here's an article we published at trAce in 1999 - nothing changes much does it?!
Theodore Roszak: Shakespeare Never Lost a Document to a Computer Crash"

This makes me wonder about risk in on-line environments: losing stuff; not having stuff backed-up; having stuff stolen or repurposed without agreement; on-line stalking; libel and abusive behaviour. I'd like to think we were all in this together but I get the feeling that our third work-package, tied into the student experience in Web 2.0 environments will need to be framed, in-part, by these issues...

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