Reluctant Habits

Spreecast “Mistakenly Deletes” Countless Videos from Users

Posted by in Preservation, Social Media, Spreecast, Streaming Video

Why did Spreecast prove so technically incompetent in backing up its videos? And what impact does this have for the users who lost hours of work?

The Benefits of Notebooks

Posted by in Paper, Preservation, Writing

I used to write in longhand all the time, filling up five-subject notebooks with the predictable angst of a young man in his early twenties and several early starts on stories, plays, and screenplays that I would revise or abandon. Taking notes was once the thing to do. Back in the nineties, when I wrote film reviews, half the critics took notes. And I learned to write in the dark by taking up large sections of the paper, noting a sentence and then sliding my pen downward to another sector….read more