I get Jeff’s point that the more pages are dependent upon external content and libraries, the more things get borked when said content disappears. But the nature of the web is linking. Things will always disappear. That’s why I PDF all of my writing and save it locally, so that when it disappears (not if…), I’ll have a copy, which I can put back online.
I agree it’s disruptive when links break. But the glass is already broken. The nature of the web is transitory. It’s like trying to make sure a tree won’t lose its leaves.
This post will be even funnier once the Kottke link breaks.
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