End of File

Presented at The Circle Of HOPE (2018), July 22, 2018, 2 p.m. (60 minutes)

Every file has an end, every hard drive goes bad, and every carrier eventually drops. What matters is what we do when these expected (or unexpected) ends arrive. Jason Scott of the Internet Archive and Archive Team talks about endings, near-misses, and confronting finite resources and energy in a variety of situations that demand infinite amounts of attention, effort, and meaning. Expect humor, sadness, overviews of moving day logistics and a hint of angel wings.


  • Jason Scott
    **Jason Scott** (@textfiles) is the free-range archivist and software curator at the Internet Archive. When he’s not uploading terabytes of digital history into the Internet Archive’s disk servers, he’s helping hundreds of others do the same. He plays entirely too much PUBG.