[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 22:28:16 GMT 2021


On Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 8:18 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

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> Gwynne: How much data is being lost as older formats become obsolete?
> I remember seeing some stone cores and a collection of old tapes, disks,
> etc - it was years of collected geological information, but there was no
> machine
> left that could read any of it.
> Archaeologists in the future are going to be seriously disappointed.
> --
>

Stone cores: See also, Rosetta Stone & Stonehenge :)

But seriously, clay tablets are STILL HERE "but there was no machine
left that could read any of it." or people to read it.

Tech moves on, language moves on, but the lower-tech data still remain.

Sylvia


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