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From: emanuel stiebler <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 16:32:14 2005

Tom Jennings wrote:

> Oh, now this thread I like!
> Paper and mylar longevity is very good. Good old fiche has a
> projected 500 year life. Paper can last a long time but machine
> handling criteria is different than for books.
> A thin mylar strip, say standard 1" wide, with an optical reader
> you wouldn't need to make holes, only dark spots.
> Use a laser whose output the tape isn't transparent to; a "1" is a
> heat-distorted/discolored spot. A smaller spot for the "sprocket"
> hole/index.

And make it a little thicker, let it rotate a little,
and you got a CD ;-)
Received on Thu Jan 13 2005 - 16:32:14 GMT

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