archiving as opposed to backing up

From: John Foust <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 08:34:59 2004

At 06:32 PM 9/22/2004, you wrote:
>I imagine something like a National Archive where every citizen was
>allocated 6 cubic inches of deep vault, environmentally controlled
>permanent storage plus indexing service, written into the U.S.
>Constitution as an amendment. A 1/4" stack of 4x6" fiche.

Sounds like the salt-mine sorts of data safety centers I've
heard of - but I have no idea how much they cost.

With a standard box size and weight limits, it could be
quite automated and roboticized. Like NetFlix, but for
safe off-site storage. Put a barcode on a box, it gets
delivered to the site, the robots take it from there.
Reverse to get your stuff back.

- John
Received on Thu Sep 23 2004 - 08:34:59 BST

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