Disasters and Recovery

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Mon Jan 18 09:57:32 1999

At 01:08 PM 1/17/99 -0800, Chuck McManis wrote:
>One of the reasons I want to have a completely spec'd Pentium class
>computer is to create an archive that will survive a reasonable amount of
>time (100 years in a time capsule)

Don't you think that another 100 years of hackers will create a computer-
assisted simulation of old-timey computing? Today's emulators are great;
tomorrow's will include more and more. Sure, having the original hardware
would be fun, but I fully expect that the equivalent of tomorrow's CCC
list-members will be able to experience computing in 1999 terms, if
they desire.

- John
Received on Mon Jan 18 1999 - 09:57:32 GMT

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