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New backup strategy: Stone tablets?

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

David Pogue of the New York Times interviews Dag Spicer, curator of the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, on the important but little-noted issue of data rot:

Making lots of backups is good advice, and on different formats, different places; consider paper as an archival medium. Some paper we have has lasted thousands of years. If Moses had gotten the Ten Commandments on a floppy disk, it would never have made it to today.

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