Dave Winer writes about “perpetual hosting” in this BBC article:
“I’d…like to be able to pay a web company, such as Amazon or Google, a one-time flat fee to host my content in perpetuity.”
This is something I’ve thought a lot about, too. I’d like this blog to outlive me so that when my kids have grown up, they’ll be able to read my old posts to find out more about me. Maybe they’d enjoy some of my goofy stories. Or perhaps they’d appreciate forward-looking technical posts like this one. And I’m sure they’d like to read about themselves.
Right now, though, I have no guarantee that this can happen. How can I be sure that what I write today can still be read by my children many years from now?