Rachel Paige King, freelance writer and media librarian at Long Island University, penned a feature article published in Slate on the possibility that data storage for streaming television content can quite possibly run out. She poses the question: What will happen to our favorite shows—especially the ones that might not have been popular or mainstream enough to warrant its preservation?
With the advent of the golden age of television and multiple streaming venues, content is abundant. That abundance, however, may be problematic. King points out that digital storage is expensive, faulty and limited.
King’s articles have appeared in Salon, Tablet, and Atlas Obscura.
Slate is a daily magazine on the web. Founded in 1996, they are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate‘s strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online.
Read King’s article here.