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"Myspace has lost all photos, videos, and music..."

N.E. Brigand

Mar 18, 8:36pm

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"Myspace has lost all photos, videos, and music..." Can't Post

"...its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015."

That's the lede of a new article I just stumbled across. I'm not on Myspace, but if I were, I'd be horrified at a loss like that. The disintegrating internet feels a bit like the Alexandria library fire all over again.

Which reminds me: it would be wonderful if the old TORN forum content from 1999-2007 could be restored. I once said in "The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies" that the best writing on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies was to be found online. I was thinking of TORN. I feel even more strongly about the historic Reading Room posts. So I post this to re-up my commitment to contribute in any way I can to the restoration.

Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.

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Tol Eressea

Mar 19, 9:05pm

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Also re-upping // [In reply to] Can't Post


Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville

Grey Havens

Mar 20, 2:11am

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