[OS X TeX] Re: Macintouch report on TeX versus Word
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 10:35:07 EST 2009
On Jan 25, 2009, at 10:01 AM, Jason Davies wrote:
> Alain Schremmer wrote on 24/1/09 at 21:45
>>> If 100 years is asking too much then we are all in BIG trouble.
>>> Print everything! [?!]
>> Well, there is a lot of writing from a long time ago that has
> only because they were copied out. Even inscriptions on stone have
> a haphazard fate...
What I was thinking of is how short-lasting electronic media are and
of the major problem already being faced with electronic archiving.
A lot of data that was input, say, twenty years ago has already been
lost while books would probably have survived. Also, think of the
year 2000 scare: there was a lot of code still being used that, by
that time, only machines could read.
> it's a doomed venture, people...we can but fight the tide....
I am not sure I follow your drift ;-))
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