> * SomeBloke peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> Do you recall the major project by the BBC called the Domesday Project to
>> record a snapshot of Britain onto laser disc in the 1980's. Now the discs
>> are obsolete and according to this reference
>> (http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/advocacy/press/uknafeb06.html) the
>> information was only rescued because one(!) surviving player was working
>> and a team who spent a year recording the info again.
>> That is just one example, and I don't think planned obsolescence has
>> anything to do with it. Depending on one format is foolish and
>> shortsighted. Yet libraries and museums, let alone businesses do it all
>> the time. Quickbooks anyone?
> You know the one sure way to preserve information? The most robust
> Stone tablets.
Isn't that the truth. We know more about the Assyrians from five millenia
ago than we do about the Britons from just before the Roman invasion.
The website for the CamiLEON Project that resurrected the digital Domesday
project is http://www.si.umich.edu/CAMILEON/