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Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.

Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42

@Shufei even digital culture is not readily available.

Reference materials and historical documents disappear and are not replaced. Dead links festering across the web, leaving a scar of missing knowledge.

And the information I’m referencing here isn’t even that old. 20-25 years. Stuff that lived on the internet, but died before archive.org managed to save it.

@ajroach42 @Shufei Does libgen have a fulltext index? If not, it's time to make one.