A Shred of Evidence

Friday, February 29, 2008


After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the East German secret police scrambled to shred the records they'd been keeping on their citizens. German computer scientists are now digitally reassembling 600 million scraps of paper from life under the Stasi. Reporter Andrew Curry chronicled the process for Wired magazine.

Comments [2]

Brad St. Pierre from San Francisco

Ditto. Your 'article', 'A Shred of Evidence', reminded me of the topical German movie, Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), which I saw last year at Landmark Theatres.

Mar. 03 2008 03:06 AM
Charlie from Norwalk CT

The movie The Lives of Others (2007) is out on netflix and tells this story of the massive documentation occupation, watching and being watched, in a dramatic way. I'm surprised the story didn't share that this movie exists.

Mar. 01 2008 03:10 PM

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