Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Nov 2008 09:13 UTC, submitted by irbis
In the News What stands a better chance of surviving 50 years from now, a framed photograph or a 10-megabyte digital photo file on your computer's hard drive? The concern for archivists and information scientists is that, with ever-shifting platforms and file formats, much of the data we produce today could eventually fall into a black hole of inaccessibility.
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RE: Ask NASA
by hobgoblin on Mon 10th Nov 2008 16:17 UTC in reply to "Ask NASA"
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iirc, there is a similar issue with old stasi computer files. as the computers where soviet made, and the file formats likewise, nobody knows the correct encodings for the bits...

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