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December 9, 2013  11:33 PM

Let’s Get All Nostalgic About Floppy Disks For a Minute



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital dark ages

The New York Times published on Friday what we've always suspected -- that there are agencies in the U.S. federal government that still use floppy...

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October 4, 2012  4:53 PM

Data Under Glass, Forever



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital dark ages

First it was HGST with helium. Now it's Hitachi itself with glass. The company has announced a technology that enables it to store data for what it says is...


August 25, 2012  11:04 PM

Amazon Also Announces ‘Cold Storage,’ Called Glacier



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backup, backups, cloud storage, data preservation, digital dark ages, digital preservation, facebook

Delayed-retrieval low-cost storage is suddenly cool. Last week it was Facebook's Sub-Zero. This week it's


April 19, 2012  9:39 AM

Programmer’s ‘Prince of Persia’ Story Exemplifies Danger of ‘Digital Dark Ages’



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital dark ages, digital preservation, mechner, prince of persia

Jordan Mechner, the designer of the game Prince of Persia (which went on to be a movie), recently wrote a blog post describing the day-long ordeal he and at least three other guys had trying to get copies of the original source code for...


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