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Thursday, July 08, 2004
Disappearing information  
Scary stuff, if true...the National Council for Research on Women has a Misinformation Clearinghouse which details the disappearance of information from (US) government websites. The implication is clear that this is done to support a political agenda at the expense of scientific accuracy.

I had a discussion with my boss today about this sort of issue - she pointed out that our website contained old PDFs that contained some outdated information. I argued that we needed to leave this material online, somewhere, in order to maintain the historical record. I think I'm correct in that argument. But if so, how to ensure that the information we're presenting isn't out-of-date?