Archive for September 29th, 2010

An example of how the Supreme Court is still asked to interpret the 1st Amendment

Should hateful speech always be protected?

Is it protected on public property?

Is it protected at a military funeral, even if the family is devastated by the hateful speech directed at their deceased loved one?

Here’s the case: http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100929/us_time/08599202222000

How would you decide?

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Even digital records are short-lived

Many people believe that digital records are more secure than previous media. In terms of sound files, the current common format of mp.3 and mp.4 apparently lasts even less time than audiotape, according to this story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_en_ot/us_endangered_digital_recordings

Check out this interesting report, and ponder its implications for the history profession. or even your own collection of video and sound files.