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[ARSCLIST] "Carved in Stone"--was: Hard disk drives and DAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. Hess" <arclists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I see this a little differently and perhaps a little more optimistically.
> For the first time in history, we are confronted with wishing to 
> preserve information in a method that can in no way be considered 
> permanent. "Permanent" media, except perhaps carvings in granite, 
> have all been illusory, and the percentage of items surviving vs. 
> items created has always been low.
The reality is, as anyone knows who has tried to establish birth/death
dates from tombstones, that in this era "carved in stone" can no longer
exemplify permanence...!

Steven C. Barr

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