Data Archival (OT Long)

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Dec 8 19:10:08 2000

On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Jerome Fine wrote:

> Many people have told me that I am crazy to even consider this
> possibility, let alone do the work, but why save data for 10,000 years?
> Does anyone have any advice as to how to handle the problem that
> the calendar can't be predicted exactly so far into the future?

I don't know...will it matter? Are you intending that people will still
be using these operating systems 8,000 years from now or are you only
concerned about the data itself?

Still, it wouldn't hurt to add another digit in the year field. Of
course, by that time you'll be dead, so what do you care? Let some future
genius figure it out :)

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Fri Dec 08 2000 - 19:10:08 GMT

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