Sunday, February 7, 2010

Digital doomsday

New Scientist asks an important question: "Books last for centuries. Computer memories last only decades. If disaster struck, how much of our knowledge would future humans be able to retrieve?" It's a very interesting article pointing out how our world of today relies very much on short-lasting methods of saving data, when even hard disks and tape recordings are not probable to last more than 50 years.

Digital doomsday: the end of knowledge - tech - 02 February 2010 - New Scientist

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