Reply to post: Re: CDs were always noted as sub 5 year lifespan.

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

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Re: CDs were always noted as sub 5 year lifespan.

Actually archaeologists are doing pretty well.

It was discovered some years ago that the clay tablets of one of the city states - I think Sumer- were part of a database; they recorded the property and animals of each peasant and were possibly used to calculate his grain and oil entitlement in bad years, from the food collected for storage. Scientific American suggested that a better title than "priest" would be "database technician".

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