Don Maslin/Archiving system software (was: ftp archives disappearing?)

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Sun Mar 18 12:35:23 CDT 2007


> Of course the answer is that a violin made in 1720 is every bit as
> useful as it was when it was new; something that can't be said for an
> old computer.

Depends on your definition of "useful".  Old computers still do
everything they ever did (well, unless they need repair - but the same
could be said of violins).  It's user expectations that have changed.

Not that this alleviates the problem, which is that old computers are
*seen as* less useful than they were when new....

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