[TUHS] Whence 1st Edition Unix Kernel Assembly?

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 25 16:27:50 AEST 2008

Quoting Peter Jeremy, who wrote on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 07:39:17AM +1000 ..
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 07:30:58AM -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
> >> I guess we need to start archiving all software on acid-free archival
> >> paper, then. It's the only way it'll survive.
> >
> >And not necessarily in human readable form -- how about some format
> >that is very easy to ocr with minimal errors and error correcting codes?
> PGP successfully did this (primarily to work-around US crypto laws):
> http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=7024
> Archiving digital data is actually a major problem: Not only do you
> need to be able to physically read the media but you need to be able
> to interpret the bits that you read.  This probably means access to
> the software that was used to create it (more data to archive) running

Yeah... can you say "Microsoft Office" files?

Wilko Bulte				wilko at FreeBSD.org

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