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Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT
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From: "Don Cox" <doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I think an archival digital format that would last as long as Sumerian
> clay tablets could be developed if the market was there.
> It would have to use physical pits rather than dye or magnetism.
> Possibly some kind of toughened ceramic material would be suitable.
> Multiple layers, as on many consumer discs, would not be practical.
And what happens if these Sumerian clay tablets get wet and stay wet
for any length of time? Most forms of mud dissolve under those
conditions (an argument against building "my adobe hacienda"...)
Steven C. Barr