"Harry" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Harry wrote: > >> <email@example.com> wrote in message > >> news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > >> > MTD wrote: > >> <snip> > >> > >> >Computers CAN be perfect, but human beings just keep screwing things > >> > up. > >> > >> they cannot be perfect, read up on reliability theory > >> and > >> never use the word perfect. > > > > I like the word perfect. And computers can be functionally perfect in > > that you can wait till you die, humanity goes extinct, and well, lots > > of time goes by before a system makes a mistake. > > actually not, > a computer only lasts about 4 years then it is obsolete, also the storage > media is changing so fast that it is not good either, one drop of catsup on > the back of a CD ruins it by eating a hole in the Al where the data was > stored. > It is a real problem. > What do you store the data on? magnetic tape? crumbles with time, > CD? acid and humidity and O2 all attack it. > paper tape? > Google ? no retention is not through, or guaranteed
You can post it to sci.math along with a few paranoid rampblings and people will archive it all over the net.