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Re: Permanence of digital materials



On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Daria wrote:

> About permanence of digital materials...I dont mean to sound like a doomsday
> advocate, but I believe its been said many times that in a sophisticated
> war which the USA is probably capable of participating in (!) electromagnetic
> weaponry would erase all info from digital type storage, right ? And
> microfishce and other photofilm storage would be more minimally marred.
>
Except that CD-ROMs are optical storage media, rather than magnetic. I
guess, though, all things considered, I'd prefer warfare that destroys
information rather than people!
Clara


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