The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation
shumaker at att.net
Mon Nov 22 16:00:14 CST 2021
and yet, after it's over and there's *nothing* left from 30+ years of
collecting, there are occasional reflections on what you left behind...
On 11/22/2021 11:50 AM, John Ames via cctalk wrote:
>> On 2021-11-21 9:45 a.m., Adam Thornton via cctalk wrote:
>>> On 11/19/21 9:33 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
>>> And what happens when you wake up one morning to find archive.org 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.
> Yeah, I had a long, hard think about this while the Caldor Fire was
> looking like it was about to come knocking on my doorstep this fall
> and I was trying to prep myself for a short-notice evacuation and
> decide what I could and couldn't take (read: leave stowed in the trunk
> of the car for the next couple weeks.) Ultimately, while I'd *like*
> what I have and enjoy to pass on to someone else once I get busy
> decomposing, in the long run it's all dust, so I'm not gonna worry
> myself too much over it.
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