[LAD] [OT] Richard Stallman warns against ChromeOS

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Fri Dec 17 11:48:34 UTC 2010

On Friday 17 December 2010 10:36:47 Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> I guess it really depends on what you try to achieve. Afaik the average
> life-span of a HD is puny 2 years. From what I heard the magnetic tapes
> used by for example ESA a long time ago have a life-span of 80 years. If
> 'store it good and forget' is what you're after then tape seems like a
> good idea.

If you want long-time storage of information, the only thing that has proven 
stable so far is (micro-)film or print to paper (with laser-printer).
Its no use when the tape holds the information for 80 years when the drives 
and connected hardware are obsolete and out-of-production after max of 20 

Have fun,

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