Panel 1: Image of the Earth recovered by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project by NASA/LOIRP
Panel 2: Thesis [Image Glitching] by Richard Almond
Panel 3: Floppy Disk by Museum of Hartlepool
Panel 4: “Burned” DVD, microwaved to ensure total elimination of private data by Roman Solo
Panel 5: Floppy-Disk-1.44-Mb_FujiFilm-MF2HD_82374 -480×360 by Emilian Robert Vicol
Panel 7: When drives attack by Jonathan
Transcript after the jump.
What happens to a digital dream deferred?
Does it degrade
when a zero turns to one?
Or fully obsolesce
Nowhere to run?
Does it warp in extreme heat?
Or, without metadata,
it survives incomplete?
Maybe it gets lost
Files failing to load
Or does it explode?