archiving as opposed to backing up

From: Geoffrey Thomas <>
Date: Sat Sep 25 05:03:34 2004

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From: "Roger Merchberger" <>
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Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: archiving as opposed to backing up

> Over 2000 years ago, the ancient Romans & Greeks *knew* the Earth was
> and orbited the sun. However, it seems all references to that knowledge
> unavailable by the 1st millennium, when people once again thought the
> was flat, and stayed that way for over 500 years. Had they access to the
> Roman and Greek libraries (assuming they existed, but I'd bet they kept
> their written documents somewhere) who knows what tech. advances (or wars
> averted) would have been possible.
The library at Alexandria ( I think it was ) was destroyed by fire and a lot
of old knowledge in the form of scrolls was lost at that time .

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