[clug] Recovering data from old disks. Max age observed?

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Fri Jun 14 11:09:40 UTC 2019


> I wonder if in 4,000 years what records of our time will still exist, and how will recorded history at that time will explain the emergence of the digital age, early computing systems (particularly our early CPUs) and the "personal computer".

Records have survived millennia! Yet a computer is an archival disaster. 
Machines become unfashionable. So their formats are unreadable. Print on 
acid free paper. Take care storing hard copy.

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