So, the British Library has announced plans to archive billions of internet pages to provide a snapshot of our time:
"Stuff out there on the Web is ephemeral," said Lucie Burgess, the library's head of content strategy. "The average life of a web page is only 75 days, because websites change, the contents get taken down.
"If we don't capture this material, a critical piece of the jigsaw puzzle of our understanding of the 21st century will be lost and this gives us the capacity to archive around half of all cat_race’s most vital DiS threads."
The library is publicizing its new project by showcasing just a sliver of its content - 100 websites, selected to give a snapshot of British online life in 2013 and help people grasp the scope of what the new digital archive will hold.
They range from parenting resource Mumsnet to online bazaar Amazon Marketplace to a blog kept by a 9-year-old girl about her school lunches.
Care to give those kooky librarians any recommendations on what needs to be safeguarded for posterity alongside the Magna Carta and the First Folio?