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[BKARTS] Fwd: The Ultimate Book? -- ROSETTA DISK -- "Very Long-Term Backup"



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This is an interesting book that should last for 2,000 to 10,000 years, and it can be read without a special electronic device. Perhaps some book artists have been working with similar ideas.
Bill Minter



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Very Long-Term Backup

Paper, it turns out, is a very reliable backup medium for information. While it can burn or dissolve in water, good acid- free versions of paper are otherwise stable over the long term, cheap to warehouse, and oblivious to technological change because its pages are "eye-scanable." No special devices needed. Well- made, well-cared for paper can last 1,000 years easily, and probably reach 2,000 without much extra trouble.

<< http://kk.org/kk/2008/08/very-longterm-backup.php>>





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