We know a promise only lives as long as the one making the promise, and today we must confess that no idea is forever.
In a previous article about technology, I argued:
The glorious thing about these massive and superfast HDDs is it makes copying stuff from one to the other easy. You just keep “renewing the copy” forever and ever and ever… without any degradation of memory or quality of product.
The problem with copying and storing and the preservation of memory-as-data is that the idea behind the propagated twinning cannot be lossless between copies.
If we can preserve the result of the idea, why are we unable to preserve the idea itself?
Ideas are fleeting and contextual and the frame of understanding is always changing and realigning between generations and cultures.
Ideas must be fervently expanded and reconditioned in order to remain timely and fruitful — but there are few of us that understand how to make an idea last beyond a single thinking.
How do you preserve your ideas and the ideas of others you value? Explain your process and its context.