No, the technical structure of the archiving archive also determines the structure of the archivable content even in its very coming into existence and in its relationship to the future. The archivization produces as much as it records the event. p . 17
E-mails (and other communication technologies that accelerate correspondence), is on the way to transforming the entire public and private space of humanity, and first of all the limit between the private, the secret (private or public), and the public or the phenomenal.
And as wager. The archive has always been a pledge, and like every pledge, a token of the future. To put it more trivially: what is no longer archived in the same way is no longer lived in the same way. Archival meaning is also and in advance determined by the structure that archives.
There would indeed be no archive desire without the radical finitude, without the possibility of a forgetfulness which does not limit itself to repression. P 19 Jacques Derrida - Archive fever