The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, an intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress
I love dumb magazines. Love ‘em. The more photoshopped the front cover, the more vapid the articles, the more stereotypical the content, the more I love them. In college, while I was spelling woman with a y and trying to bring down the patriarchy, I hid my fondness for their idiocy in a thick layer of hostility and a canned speech about gender binaries.
As an adult I have rediscovered their silliness and banality, while being thoroughly entertained. Most of all, I adore the quizzes with titles such as “Is your guy a zero or a hero?” or “What is your hair personality?”. So I thought, why not make a quiz on digital preservation complete with over the top puns, graphics, and dated pop culture references? Why not indeed, I ask?
So I did, here it is below. Enjoy!
Source: The Signal