The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sat Nov 20 00:23:44 CST 2021

On 11/19/21 6:33 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> Michael asked
>> What are we, as a community, to do to fix this and make sure that our
>> history stays peserved and isn't one bad day away from vanishing.
> Whenever some new vintage computing page appears I go to and submit the
> URL to them for the wayback machine. Often they've crawled it already, but not always
> so I think it does help.

To me, it's mind-boggling thinking of the stuff that has been lost--even
a lot of my own work while under employment.   Unless tapes mysteriously
turn up, it's all gone.

Much of human history, it seems, has been written in drifting sand.  But
it's always been thus.


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