"Immortal computing" initiative by Microsoft

Simon Fryer fryers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 10:51:33 CST 2007


On 23/01/07, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 23 Jan 2007 at 13:33, Tore Sinding Bekkedal wrote:
>
> > I was lazily browsing the 'web when I came across this one - apparently
> > a project to create a storage medium with extremely long life times.
> >
> > http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/300636_msftimmortal22.html
>
> Microsoft is trying to patent the gold-plated disc attached to
> Voyager 30 years ago?  I hope they cite it as "prior art"!

I seem to remember the movie, "Ten things to do in Denver when your
Dead," has shows the concept of saving images and sounds (in the form
of video tape) for replay to other after the death of an individual.

Although I have to show my ignorance as I don't know the exact content
of the patent application.

Simon

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