[SIGCIS-Members] Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk
adamspring at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 10:12:04 PST 2015
We toughed upon it a little bit in this article:
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 6:08 PM, adam spring <adamspring at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you think one of the problems is, to some extent, that the viewpoint
> presented by Vint is from the late 90s? ie Stewart Brand.
> Not had time to look at other postings yet, so can't make a complete
> assessment. However, that was the thing that struck me when I looked at one
> of the BBC write ups.
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 5:49 PM, Ian S. King <isking at uw.edu> wrote:
>> And at the University of Washington, I've worked on a Multi-Lifespan
>> Information Systems project, the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal. This is
>> a real-world application of design principles to support both the
>> bit-integrity and authenticity of digital documents, in this case the
>> audiovisual record of interviews with members of the International Criminal
>> Tribunal - Rwanda formed in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
>> Last year, I conducted maintenance on the archive and we learned a great
>> deal about the challenges involved - publication pending. :-)
>> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Len Shustek <len at shustek.com> wrote:
>>> At 03:07 AM 2/13/2015, Brian Randell wrote:
>>>> > Digital material including key historical documents could be lost
>>>> forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf
>>> We've been beating that drum for a while at the Computer History Museum,
>>> starting with a short film for the general public called "Digital Dark Age"
>>> that we did in 2011 for our permanent "Revolution" exhibition.
>>> The inspiration for that film was my discovery that modern versions of
>>> Powerpoint won't open presentations created by Powerpoint 1.0, which was
>>> released in 1990. In only twenty years, perfectly preserved bits were
>>> rendered useless.
>>> -- Len
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>> Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
>> Ph.D. Candidate
>> The Information School
>> University of Washington
>> An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees it half empty. An
>> engineer sees it twice as large as it needs to be.
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> Adam P. Spring
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