[Foundation-l] Long-term archiving of Wikimedia content

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Tue May 5 21:48:45 UTC 2009

That is like saying, . Why should i backup my computer now, when there
will be high capacity media in a few years, or when the next version
of the OS will do it automatically.

or, more closely,
why should a books scanning project even be bothered with now. In
future generation we might well have scanners that will do it much
more efficiently without opening the books.

David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:
> My technology/power of community inspired opinion is that we don't need to
> worry about that problem right now. We could recreate all the content in
> short order were all the datacenters simultaneously struck by asteroids, and
> more feasible long-term storage solutions will present themselves in the
> next few decades. Anything we do right now is just going to get replaced.

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