archiving as opposed to backing up

From: John Foust <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 12:02:20 2004

At 10:27 AM 9/23/2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>You're a real saddist, you know that?

Yes, he's quite sad. :-)

>If you want to create historical challenges for future generations, take a
>pair of your finest underwear, a banana peel, some pencil shavings, a
>McDonald's Happy Meal prize, a couple books of any random topics, a few
>coins, a drill bit, three sticks of gum, and a toothbrush, put them in a
>lead box, and bury them six feet deep in your backyard.

It's hard enough (and quite entertaining) to try to understand
a contemporary culture unfamiliar to your own even when you're in
it, walking around... that's why we like to travel.

Pounds? Quid? This ain't lemonade!

A tremendous amount of historical culture has been lost because it
was made of wood, fiber, leather or bamboo. How much will be lost
because it was "saved" on a cheapo CD-R?

- John
Received on Thu Sep 23 2004 - 12:02:20 BST

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