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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



In <F194FrYILoygXLsxpTl0000133b@hotmail.com>, Lynn Allen wrote:

> >Best backup medium is probably binary printed on acid-free paper as
> >barcodes. This is well capable of true Dead Sea Scrolls archival longevity, 
> >if suitably stored.
> 
> That is probably the most unique solution I've heard all day, and probably 
> all year. :-)
> 
> If one could transcribe the bar-code to granite (and it's possible), you 
> could have something that would last close to 30,000 years before gradually 
> turning into clay. Who'd read it then, or how, I couldn't rightly say. ;-)
>
Of course this assumes that anyone will still remember what the barcodes 
actually mean!

Brian Rumary, England

http://freespace.virgin.net/brian.rumary/homepage.htm





 




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