Padraig Brady wrote:
> Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>>> Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>> I've just been asked to create a physically archivable copy of
>>>>> Anybody got any better ideas, or links to discussions of this?
>>>>>> uuencode filename.tgz | lpr
>> So they OCR it back in 100 years.
> Will it be easy to un tar/gzip ?
Yup : it's only software, it's open-source, and the algorithms are
commonly understood and not that hard to re-develop. They also have
checksums built in to make sure you're doing it right.
The print-and-scan idea completely eliminates all questions of
hardware from the retrieval.
That said, I freely concede that it's a royal pain in the arse from
the point of view of someone trying to read it in 5 years' time, so
a high-quality CD-R or three in an opaque box with a handful of
that silicone crystal stuff wouldn't go amiss.
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