10,000 years? (was: Data Archival (OT Long)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Tue Dec 12 15:43:08 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Buckle" <geneb_at_deltasoft.com>

 ... though the roman numeral boondoggle below didn't originate with him ...

To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: 10,000 years? (was: Data Archival (OT Long)

> > By then, we may resolve the question on this list.
> >
> > By then, will MICROS~1 have been broken up?
> >
> Yes, but not in the way you think. You see, January 23rd, 10,002 the
> Microsoft Commonwealth will be invaded by a hideous race known as the
> Zorg. They invade us because of a bad trade agreement. It seems
> that when they installed Windows 10,000 in their hospitals, the
> systems crashed and all the tiny little Zorglings in the creche
> die.
> They'll completely devistate humanity in a ragged war that will
> last a hundred years. By the time we defeat them, we'll be once again
> trapped in Mother Earth's gravity well.
> All won't be lost though since an enterprising young man will discover a
> cache of Z-80 (and glue logic) chip mask drawings etched in gold. Thus
> the 2341st Computer Revolution will be born. This same individual will
> find the glass holodisc archive of http://www.retroarchive.org and CP/M
> will once again flourish in the land.
Shouldn't that be LXX (for the first part)? Maybe you can write out in
decimal what IIIV is supposed to be, since only ONE lesser character to the
left is subtracted, and the two remaining 'I's are meaningless.
> will of course try to co-opt
this in his grandest
> family tradition by naming it "Computer Program/Microsoft", but no one
> pays any attention and a short time later he's fed feet first into a
> recently restored 20th century automated sausage press. [Which it is
> later discovered to have been restored for this exact purpose.]
> > By then, will we have a RELIABLE OS?
> >
> Depends on how the Zorg react to CP/M, now doesn't it?
> g.
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