Some things just aren't meant to last. Cable-access call-in shows, oddly phrased "LOST PET" flyers, instructional videos for obsolete technologies, birthday cards for vague workplace acquaintances—they're all made to be of a certain brief moment, whether it's a time-filling graveyard slot on some faraway channel or a fleeting attempt at impersonal note-passing communication. But everything's permanent on the internet, and the ephemera business is booming thanks to two institutions in particular, both of which hint at the act of accidental excavation in... More >>>