In anther thread, I asked folks here to identify a song that my band covered back in the 1980s. So far, no one has been able to. This led me to ask the following in that thread, which I think is fodder for thread of its own: I guess things like that forgotten song are illustrations of an axion that I created a number of years ago: If it happened before the advent of the Internet and nobody in the intervening years has bothered to post it online, then it never really happened. The loss of that song is really a comment on how our collective memory has been affected in the last twenty years by the World Wide Web. There are many examples of this phenomena that I can cite, as my little axiom wasn't born in a vacuum. I'm sure you have some examples of things that happened pre-Internet that are now forgotten or, at the very least, unprovable, because there is no evidence of them online. And, of course, that means that we die, all memory of those things dies with us. Is this what Orwell was illustrating with the Ministry of Truth? Or, Huxley in his Brave New World? I weep for the future.