“Own your own words” or they will disappear in 5 years

Gregory Ciotti gets it exactly right: 

Today, Svbtle gave me a great reminder of why I hold this opinion.

In their “Open for Everyone” announcement, they let slip a paragraph that should frighten writers everywhere:

We’re working on a way to guarantee that your written content will remain available on the web for at least five years.”

After I tweeted my amusement this section was hastily deleted, and no wonder!

That is not a guarantee, it is a warning.

Exactly. We need Indie Web and Indie Box.