The evolution of the process in which we record history has been changing consistently throughout the centuries. As a society we have come from stone slabs to virtual systems that can practically think for themselves. Historical evidence and events can now be stored faster, more organized and in an easily accessible manner. New technology allows data basis to record information that without this technology would be impossible to even gather ( i.e. seismograms). I think Luke makes a good point “As anyone who’s done serious archival work before knows, you spend a whole lot of time digging through irrelevant material to find the gem that’ll be the center of your fourth chapter.” I’m not even remotely sure how a twitter archive in the Library of Congress will help or even appeal to my future great grandchildren but hey, if we have the technology and space, why not?
WikeLeaks I feel is a very controversial way to obtain ‘evidence’ that you will later allow you to formulate your own opinion. I do feel it is essential to the American people that they have a sense of comfort in having an outside source (that of besides government issued information) of documentation. I also feel that it needs to be taken with a grain of salt. K.C. Johnson states, “The WikiLeaks documents give at best an incomplete picture of recent U.S. foreign policy, and at worst will yield an inaccurate one.” My only worries about this is that later historians will have flawed information, but then again history is always written by the victors.