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Re: Titanosaurs from Malawi

Well.... I've already seen CDs lose data. I've 
got a couple that were burned within the past 
few years and now have scattered data errors. 
(although they verified at the time they were 
burned). These are undamaged, name brand 
CDs that are much less than ten years old. 
It will be very interesting to see what's left 
in 50 years. 


--- "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Mike Keesey (keesey@gmail.com) wrote:
> <That said, paper is certainly cheaper and has fewer
> requirements....>
>   And paper will biodegrade a LOT faster than
> plastic. So there will be a time
> any non-biodegraded data will supercede that which
> has disappeared to the lack
> of preservation or a more permanent form of storage,
> or accessibility. We have
> already lost countless texts from ancient Ur, Arabia
> and the Egyptian
> dynasties, not to mention the southeast of Asia,
> Europe, and elsewhere where
> man's dispersal may have been recorded and lost to
> time. Now, if only they had
> had CD's....
>   Cheers,
> Jaime A. Headden
>   Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We
> are too used to making leaps in the face of
> adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We
> should all learn to walk soft, walk small, see the
> world around us rather than zoom by it.
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B.
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