I’ve been thinking about the stuff I depend upon to keep this blog, and in particular about link rot .
Most of the stuff I post here is sharing something I saw elsewhere.
I depend on other sites I link to to keep the links alive. I could mitigate this by always linking via the Wayback Machine , but I would also be dependent on them…
I depend on YouTube for the videos I share. I could copy and host them myself, but that would increase a LOT the cost of keeping all the stuff. I depend on Spotify for the songs I share. I could copy the audio and host them myself, but that might be considered a copyright violation.
Dependence and trust. This is what makes the web go round.
Speaking of trust…
Should I go live in a cabin in the woods?