Computer Shopper scans?
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 21:06:52 CST 2008
> I urge you to keep the paper copy. Paper is one of the longest
> preservable forms of information. Properly taken care of it will last
> centurys. Even Computer Shopper with its acid based paper would last a
> couple of centuries boxed in a dry environment.
No, not that newsprint crap. It will start disintegrating within 50
years, and the costs associated with acid paper stabilization are very
high. I see how the hobby publications of the 1940s are falling apart
now, and Computer Shopper is in the same danger.
The paper would be good to keep, however, I would not count on it
being archival in any way. Like it, or (mostly) not, Computer Shopper
is a very important slice of computing history.
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