Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Jason McBrien <jbmcb_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 14:41:00 2004

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From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

> That's where the Longnow Foundation may be able to play a rather
> significant part in the development of this specification.

If it were up to them the spec would be encoded in integer-binary form on a
string of beryllium-cobalt-copper links, fed into a giant water-powered
mechanical difference engine tabulation computer to reproduce the works on
stainless steel discs in any number of base-n numbering systems :)

This article from them pretty much sums it up.

Cool bunch of people. I saw them on Big Thinkers back when TechTV was good.
Now it's time to write up my idea for the Long Now clock... Is it me or do
many of these look like the time controller machine in Tomb Raider (The
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 14:41:00 BST

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