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Synonyms for rot

Synonyms for rot

Synonyms for rot

a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

break down

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Another example of bit rot involves compact discs (CDs) and CD players.
Bit rot can also emerge in the economic and managerial vagaries of business decisions and operations.
In recent coverage by the BBC and in The New York Times, Google's vice-president, Vint Cerf, echoing Rothenberg's earlier warnings about the precarious longevity of digital information, warned that bit rot could result in a "forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century.
Bit rot, in other words, can render our supposedly preserved information unreadable or unintelligible, thereby erasing ourselves and our history our digital artefacts, happenings, and memories--from future generations.
In other words, financial costs and legal constraints may help contribute to bit rot.