Posts tagged ‘British Library’

July 11, 2013

Chipped Nails For Privacy

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The Guardian reported today that the Russian government has placed a new order for typewriters for its top secret correspondence.  Russia’s Federal Guard Service has sighted electronic data security concerns and believes that old fashioned pen and paper etc is the best way to stop spying.

Although ridiculed and being called old fashioned

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December 11, 2012

The Mughals at the British Library

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Have you heard that the British Library is showcasing its Mughal dynasty masterpieces?  The exhibition is only £10 and is open until April 2013 so there is plenty time to catch one of the most exclusive exhibitions of Mughal art for a very long time.

The British amassed an incredible vast treasure trove of artefacts during the Empire and these go on drip feed display.  A tiny part of me wonders whether it ought to be returned

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May 4, 2012

Low-Tech Genius

One of the evils of the modern world, humble paper had a war declared on it when home computers became the norm and everyone had an email account.  It was blamed for depleting rainforests and goodness knows what else but is this wonderful low technology still the best for preserving data?

The US Senate is currently debating (the British Library already has) how to record and archive information for future generations of humans.  Not for the Year 3000 but even for the next decade. 

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