When you are a writer whose entire corpus exists online, woven into a fabric of citation and commentary, it is incredibly painful to see that fabric torn apart.
Déjà vu all over again. In 2002 I had to sacrifice the linkage to my 1999-2002 BYTE.com and restore it here. Now I’ve done the same for my 2002-2006 InfoWorld blog. Since its former namespace isn’t being redirected, and since all the old links were broken anyway, I’ve taken this opportunity to create new descriptive names that incorporate dates and titles.
The reboot isn’t 100% clean, but it’s automated and reproducible so I can address categories of problems as they show up.
I’m glad I’m not in publishing anymore. It turns out to be a lousy way to keep your stuff published. When a commercial hosted lifebits service comes online, I’ll be customer #1.