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Re: Time machines



These statements contradict each other, surely: The first reminds us
that books aren't useful as messages to the future unless they're
specifically designed *not* to self destruct (or be destroyed by
external forces) in a sort time.

Sorry for being picky.

Wes

>The Chinese, many years ago, thought that reliable inter-generational
>communication was best left to marks made on stone, bone, or pottery
>shards; paper was only suitable for intra-generational communication.
>
>Books, unless they are designed to self-destruct in a short time, are
our message to the future.


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