All the World’s Code

(Wired) – Klint Finley:

The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time, and scholars still mourn its destruction. The risk of so devastating a loss diminished somewhat with the advent of the printing press and further still with the rise of the Internet. Yet centralized repositories of specialized information remain, as does the threat of a catastrophic loss.

Take GitHub, for example.

GitHub has in recent years become the world’s biggest collection of open source software. …

wired…2015/06/problem

The Burning of the Library at Alexandria in 391 AD

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