Posts tagged ‘preservation’

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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April 26, 2012

Home v History

On the outskirts of South Delhi close to where my apartment is, there is a 700-year-old historic ruin of the Tughlaqabad fort.

With walls that are ten metres thick and about four miles in length this majestic crumbling ruin has just won a court ruling for its preservation.  This is good news but the human cost of this ruling means that over 50,000 people encroaching the site with have to be forcibly relocated.

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