[clug] Anyone using Seagate SMR dives [6GB & 8GB, 3.5" 'Archive']??
csirac2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 10:40:03 UTC 2015
Thanks Mike... After almost 4 years at CSIRO, mostly at the herbarium
where clearly labelled "archival paper" propped up my monitors, I
really should know better - I'll add this to a list titled "awkward
language I've accidentally invented, misused, or absorbed" :)
On 12 November 2015 at 16:42, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Paul Harvey <csirac2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ... for long-term archival of ...
> Gaaahhh! Ouch. Please don't.
> I may be a tad sensitive to this admittedly common misuse of the term (after
> 8 1/2 years at the National Archives) but please, please, please...
> Long term archival *storage* makes sense. Long term *archiving* makes sense.
> Long term archival is a horribly abandoned adjective in search of a verb.
> Please don't do that.
> MC, who will get over it. In a century or two.
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