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From: Joe Makowiec <>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:05:34 +0000 (UTC)
On 29 Jul 2010 in soc.genealogy.misc, Canth wrote:
> It is not the same as reading ancient scripts. For cuneiform or
> hieroglyphics, you don't need a special machine to convert them into
> something a human can see, they are there on the surface of a
> relatively non-perishable medium.
For some value of non-perishable. I've watched some gravestones, in the
100-150 year old range, deteriorate severely over the past 10-15 years
due, probably, to acid rain.
Your comments about technology-induced information rot are pretty close
to the mark.
> AS! ds++:+++ a++ c+++ p++ t+ f-- S+ p+ e++ h++ r++ n++ i+ P+ m++ M
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