The numbers 0 and 1 are the basis of the binary code which provides the instructions to computer processors and are the basis of electronic communication. Simple sequences of these numbers code complex computer instructions. When an error occurs, either by accident or design, these instructions are rendered useless. Complex and ordered instructions render nonsense which may, by chance, produce colourful imagery. This change cannot be unscrambled and the consequences may be far reaching regardless of any intent.
Our social media dominated lives are fast becoming sequences of 0’s and 1’s. Is our archive safe?