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From: Wes Groleau <Groleau+>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:34:29 -0400
On 07-29-2010 21:04, Brian wrote:
> Paper records can still exist after hundreds of years. I have serious
> concerns about whether digitized records will be able to be read in
> the future.
A hundred years fom now, even though most people can't, there will be
experts that know how to read floppy disks, just like we have experts
that can read cuneiform and hieroglyphics.
So I have no worries about that. I can however, guarantee that
a hundred years from now, _no_one_ will be able to use my paper
copies, unless they want to take one paper at a time, figure out
what it is, figure out how to file it and index it, etc.
Promote multi-use trails in northeast Indiana!
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