Preservation of correspondence
aek at bitsavers.org
Mon Feb 5 10:13:05 CST 2007
>> "Personal papers" aren't on paper any more, if they exist
>> at all they are directories full of email.
> Why is this a "huge issue"? My father made xerox copies of his
> important papers; I make regular backups. What's changed?
The volatility of the preservation medium, future ability to recover
a document in obscure formats, and the sheer volume of digital content
vs saved paper.
Is everything you're 'backing up' checksummed? How do you KNOW
it hasn't already been corrupted?
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