What Tradition? Whose Archive? Blogs, Googlewashing, and the Digitization of the Archive, (2009 ), Brian Treanor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
Jacques Derrida (Archive Fever) foresaw that the digitization of the archive would have important ramifications for law, politics, intellectual property rights, etc. To some extent, this insight has already been realized. Blogs provide an important outlet for dissent in countries like Iran and China-two countries with very large and active blogging communities despite oppressive governments-where more open displays of dissent are swiftly, and often brutally, put down.