. First, I thought that the line sounded nice. It was shortened from a similar one, in the Slashdot article I found out about this. Now, personally, for my volunteer hours before I graduated high school, I worked with an archivist with a local museum, so believe me, I know a little about archiving.
Now, the problem is, I am also a Doctor Who fan. I would like to think that the BBC will take the contents of the web pages, put an exact copy onto storage material, and put another copy, modified for local machine access into hard drives, and put still another copy into a faraday cage, but as I said, I am a fan of Doctor Who.
What did the Beeb do with old copies of the program, in the beginning of the show? Why, destroyed them, of course. Who will ever care about these shows, in thirty years? Thus, many, many copies of the show are no longer available to any one. Period. While I would like to believe they have learned from the past, this, and many other experiences tell me that many people, and organizations do not. Thus, I fear that the web page maintainers will simply erase the server’s hard drives, and store info on Soap Operas, instead.