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Comic 454 - Something completely different. AKA, too many words

12th Aug 2013, 11:44 PM
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12th Aug 2013, 11:44 PM
J2383
Sorry about the length of this page. It's not even really a comic, just something I wrote today that I wanted to share. I won't feel the slightest bit bad if you don't read it.

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13th Aug 2013, 1:30 AM
SiberX
Fascinating bit of history; I enjoyed reading about it. I take it you have lost the copy of the scan you made, but still have the physical book itself?
13th Aug 2013, 4:23 AM
J2383
Yes I do. I've been seriously considering rescanning it; and after I started putting this post together that desire has grown stronger, simply because out of everything I scanned, I think this one is the most interesting.
13th Aug 2013, 10:09 PM
No One Of Consequence
This, Sir, is awesome.
You obviously put a lot of thought and care into it. I wish, like the library monks of old, there was a way for you to do more of this and have it valued by the world.
Sometimes I worry future historians will know more of history 100 years ago than now, and curse us and electronic media calling it a dark-electronic-age. You still have hardcopy of book, good for 100s of year if taken care of. Yet you lost work in hardware failure within a couple of years - how long will CD / DVD / HD / USB drives work? How long hardware to read? My mom has drawings on paper I did in kindergarten. I have floppy disks with data from my thesis that I can't get hardware to read - and probably bit-rotted by now anyway (but they were useful for showing my boys why the save icon looks like it does on many programs. <sigh>