Obsolete media (was: Whats the screwiest thing you collect?)

From: Al Kossow <aek_at_spies.com>
Date: Sun Nov 28 12:54:56 1999

"IMHO, it makes little sense to retain media for washing-machine-sized disk
drives if you don't retain the drives and maintain them in order to retain
the value of the media. Hindsight is always 20/20, but wouldn't it make
sense to archive data/software on an archival medium, likely, we hope, to
remain useable over time, rather than to store it on what's intended for
on-line storage, and is likely to become obsolete within a couple of years
of when it was developed?

It makes perfect sense, and as soon as I can get a mechanism running to
read the packs, the data will be archived. If it was simple to get this
done, I would have finished the project years ago.

Archiving data in a form that is "useable over time" is another matter
entirely, and I'm sure it must have been the subject of many messages
here in the past.
Received on Sun Nov 28 1999 - 12:54:56 GMT

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