In the digital download age, failure gets deleted from a collection of web servers. And nobody bothers to record your failure, there is nothing to left of your existence.
Does anyone remember the pet socket?
Other than digital images and entries in wikipedia the failure has disappeared.
It wasn’t always that way.
1n 1982, a ten year old version of me, begged and pleaded that his mom buy him a video game based on the hit movie ET. As a proud owner of an Atari gaming station, the expensive cartridge offered a way to relive the movie experience.
I don’t remember much of the game, other than owning it and waiting in line to get it. I think that was the high point of owning the game.
Many, many years later (approximately 20 and many eons after I tossed that Atari system and the game cartridges that went along with it)… I discovered on the web that apparently the game wasn’t that successful.
Apparently I wasn’t the only person to think the game wasn’t memorable.
There was an urban legend about the cache of games sitting in the desert because no one wanted to buy them. And lo-and-behold, the truth was out there…
It also turns out that another lesson in never saying never, is that I wondered if technology archaeologists would come to exist in 100 years, well it turns out that they are already here…