preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jun 22 09:47:48 2001

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Talk to Doug Jones. He recommends dismantling the book carefully
> for the best quality copies/scans. The idea here is that the
> information in its copied format is more valuable than the slivers
> of dead trees that it currently resides on. Yes, books are a
> valuable resource, but these are not unique books - they are
> reference works that were published by the thousands. Once in
> digital form, they are trivial to disseminate in a way that
> is impossible for the originals.

I completely recommend AGAINST destroying the original. Not only is it in
some cases a historical artifact on its own, if the digital copy were ever
to be lost then you're SOL.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
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