The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

steven at steven at
Sun Nov 21 16:40:00 CST 2021

Adam wrote
>> On 11/19/21 9:33 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk didn't write:
>> And what happens when you wake  up one morning to find is
>> gone, too?
> Fundamentally, eventually we're all going to be indistinguishable
> mass-components inside the supermassive black hole that used to be the
> Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies anyway.
> Smoke 'em while you got 'em.

I did not write that line, it's misappropriated from a followup. But I agree
with the sentiment that entropy is going to win in the long run.
That scene in 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' where Socrates pours dust
through his fingers kind of sums it up :)


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