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Steven C. Barr wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>In that vein, redundant storage and verification with checksums will
>>suffice. Three copies may not last the remaining years of the universe,
>>but there's no law saying that a fourth (or fifth) cannot be provided.
>>Neither is there a rule saying that the redundant copies need by on
>>disc; here again optical or magneto-optical or other storage may be
>>appropriate even if your primary (and fallible) medium is magnetic.
>>
>
> 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
>
Data density may be a problem, though. I believe we would be on even
surer ground if we converted the ones and zeroes to marks impressed on
clay discs. Cuneiform, here we come!

Mike
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