[clug] Keeping Data Alive

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 20:37:35 MST 2010

> I have a fruit box of 8" floppy disks, various boxes of old obsolete
> magnetic tapes etc
> All of which are not much good without  the media reader but more
> importantly
> the O/S, application software and user knowledge to read them.

I use spinning disks (and open formats) as much as possible.  I keep
buying a bigger spinning disk and copy everything old over and where
possible converting all old files to text.

Mind you I still have a bunch of old Macintosh Word 1? format files
that are proving difficult to read with anything. :(  I found these a
few months back in a zip archive and am yet to find something to read

I may have to find someone with a Mac SE/30 or something...


Andrew Janke
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