Jason Scott: "Where are the Files?", December 4, 2012, Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart.
The talk was part of the lecture series "Do You Believe in Users?" of the pathway New Media at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. merz-akademie.de
"And what happened in the last decade or so, is that an awful lot of computer history is in danger. A lot of it has been deleted. In fact, if you step back and look at it, the loss of data has moved to epidemic proportions. I use the term epidemic specifically here; I mean that there is a mental condition to accept the loss of data as the price of doing business with computers. And beyond that, the expectation that data will be lost, and the spreading of this idea to the point that data loss becomes no big thing."