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Frank on the History of Recorded Information

Published on July 28, 2017

Frank takes us on a whirlwind tour of the history of recorded information and caps it with new discoveries that record information on bacteria DNA.

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By Dov Isaacs on Jul 30, 2017

Of course, the real story is that of the problem retrieving data that was entrusted to all those old media back when, now!

And of course, there are the semi and un-documented data and document formats of the data stored on those physical media for which we no longer have easy means of retrieval.

 

By Mike Heaslip on Aug 09, 2017

This is a problem for those of us who take 1000's of photos on our digital cameras/phones... moving the data forward over time and mitigating the risk of losing it all to hard driver failures or changes in storage technology. I wonder if my family digital photos will be around to be viewed 80 years from now like I view family photographs taken 80 years ago?

 

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