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Even if the (likely) hundreds of thousands of pages of letters, notes, journal entries, diaries, and correspondence that was written by ordinary Americans about the death of President Garfield were preserved for current historians, it's incredibly unlikely that any historian would bother to do so. It's just too, too much.

I'm not sure that's right. I think 1,000 years from now there will be two kind of historians. There will be historians that specialize in pre-1980 history. They will be a lot like the current historians. I think there will be post-1980 historians who are basically managers of information collating A.I.s. The won't research themselves, but rather set parameters for A.I.s to go out and sort and compile and categorize the data for them. I can see a history course 1,000 years from now.

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