archive file format exmaple

From: John Foust <>
Date: Thu Aug 12 21:29:26 2004

At 04:59 PM 8/12/2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>What if you don't know what a tape you are archiving contains in the first
>place? What if you just want to preserve it in case someone else in the
>future can figure it out?

A great point. I am reminded of the layers of TCP/IP.
It also reminds me of recording entire filesystems. Will
someday someone want to be able to drop into an emulation
of what a typical PC environment was like back in '94,
'96, '98, '04? We not only want to preserve floppies
but hard drives and all the files on them...

- John
Received on Thu Aug 12 2004 - 21:29:26 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:36:34 BST