The Delete that Wasn’t
When you close your account and delete your information on someone else’s website, sometimes it isn’t fully removed, and for good reasons. This is a quick look into why sites might not be willing or can’t delete all of your personal data.
From the middle ages up to the 18th century, books were so valuable that chains were attached to the books to prevent them from wandering off. In this day and age, books are so cheap and ubiquitous that we are less concerned about their material value. The new chains are DRM, the excuse of control and value are the same even though the digital product costs effectively nothing.