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October 10, 2012

Information on the Internet Lives Forever

by Dan

I bought a mattress a while back and a bad experience with one of the products I purchased. The company handled the return much more gracefully that I was expecting. As I wrote up my experiences with the whole mattress buying experience, I mentioned my mixed experience and moved on. I didn’t think much more about it.

Until the owner of the store called me. We were both a little tense. I was worried about threats and lawsuits, and he was worried I’d be a jerk. He was losing some business from people who’d read my article. Yay for blogger justice! But his concern was correct because information lives forever on the Internet.

He could have fixed the problem, or switched to a new supplier, or discontinued that product, or even gone out of business, and my article would remain. I’m glad he called. He was nice, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to keep my article current.

Information on the Internet lives forever. Unless you want to find something cool you know you read several years ago, of course. Then it’s probably gone forever. I just try to keep up.

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