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Re: [AV Media Matters] Inquiry: know-how about digital preservationarchiving

For what its worth I attended a digital imaging conference in Boston
about a year ago where one of the speakers spoke about platform
emulation.  That is; to create a program that causes a contemporary
computer to emulate the way older computers worked.  In short one
could take a Pentium IV and make it behave as a PC, XT, 286, Apple
II or whatever.  Then archived digital information could be stored
with its original application software, and migrations would not be
necessary for each application and version.  I can tell you that
this was talked about, but I cannot tell you if anyone is working on

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