[ih] How the Soviet Union Sent Its First Man to the Internet in 1982
julf at julf.com
Wed Aug 10 12:07:51 PDT 2016
On 10-08-16 18:41, Dave Crocker wrote:
> Likely true, assuming the electrons and polarized bits don't degrade.
> Which they will...
They definitely do, which is why it is important to move
the stuff to new media every 5 years or so.
> And assuming they still have the software to interpret the bits. Which
> they might not...
Another argument for well-documented, ascii-based, open source formats.
The software might not exist any more, but can be recreated.
Julf (who has far too many old 9-track tar format tapes
and QIC cartridges in the basement)
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