Depressing article

Ian McLaughlin ian at platinum.net
Fri Jul 14 09:45:00 CDT 2017


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>> https://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2017/07/nasa-computer-engineer-basement/
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>> of events that happened two years ago that had to be obtained through a
>> NASA FOIA request
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> Unfortunately this seems to be what happens with a lot of old engineers'
> hardware.
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> Thanks,
> Jonathan

The loss of data is the saddest part of this. Why would NASA say “destroy the tapes” ? The total amount of storage there would probably easily fit inside a moderately sized USB drive. Once digitized, it’s around forever. 

Ian



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