archiving as opposed to backing up

From: McFadden, Mike <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 09:58:57 2004

Maybe we should realize that the "unimportant" stuff may really tell
people in the future a lot about us.

It's amazing what can be discovered from unintentionally discarded
stuff. How are we to know what was so commonplace that nobody saved it.
For example the following is a reference to archeology and digging up
old privys.

I remember all of the computer cards I punched and then used to record
phone messages. I don't have one left today.

How many Fortran coding sheets do you still have? Mine are gone. I
still have a couple of greenbar printouts.

If I try to describe them to my kids they don't understand. Their
grandchildren will wonder what they were needed for.

Received on Thu Sep 23 2004 - 09:58:57 BST

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