Stragely enough, this came from an interview I had with some NPR folks where
they asked for the longest-lasting medium and I told them.
My pal Dave Giovannoni, a fellow 78 fanatic, used to do work for them as
The name of the funding group for the conversion work in the feature was the
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From: "Russ Hamm" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] long range file storage
> Reminds me of the April Fools' Day news article that NPR ran a few years
> back, purporting to report on an ambitious new project of the Library of
> Congress to reproduce all known sound files on wax cylinders - the
> rationale being that this is the most low-tech and therefor most
> medium for long range storage. No power is needed for playback, just a
> cranking arm!
> Russ Hamm
>>Perhaps what we need is a method of storing digital files on a shellac
>>disc?! They seem to last forever, barring disasters...
>>Steven C. Barr
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