|aDelete :|bthe virtue of forgetting in the digital age /|cby Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.
|aPrinceton :|bPrinceton University Press,|cc2009.
|axi, 237 p. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (-231) and index.
|aFailing to forget the "drunken pirate" -- The role of remembering and the importance of forgetting -- The demise of forgetting--and its drivers -- Of power and time--consequences of the demise of forgetting -- Potential responses -- Reintroducing forgetting -- Conclusions.
|aThe ability to forget, or be forgotten, has played an important part in human society, allowing for changed minds, second chances & overlooked embarrassments. Digital technology, with its inexhaustible memory, threatens one of the most important social conventions: the past is past. This book explores the issues.