Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Cini, Richard <RCini_at_congressfinancial.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 13:14:56 2004

I don't mean "machine address" but rather some sort of block address on the
media. I was thinking more on the lines of how data sectors on a hard drive
are numbered...not CHS numbering but "absolute sector" numbering from 0 to

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On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Cini, Richard wrote:

> I tend to forget about the Motorola format (call me an Intel snob).
> The 16mb would be enough for many systems, and I would hope that 4gb would
> be enough, at least for now, to represent the largest of the media types
> want to represent.

The data should be structured in a way where address size does not even
come into consideration. Why would we encode platform specific
information into a media archive?

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