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user1007 02-01-2010 04:12 PM

Carve Data in Stone? Diamond Storage Discs
One of the problems with our modern age is that the storage devices and media we use do not hold up very well. And even when the media does, the software to ever retrieve it tends to disappear. I have things written in WordStar for instance that I am sure must be absolutely brilliant because I found the 5.25 inch floppies tucked away in a box when I moved. I must have had a reason for saving them. Even if I could find a drive to try the discs, where in the world would I find anything to read old Wordstar files?

Anyhow, these folks, for $40 or so, are at least proposing a solution to media degradation by offering to etch data to stone/diamond. You can then read the discs in a standard drive. I pass it on just because the concept is intriguing.

Scuba_Dave 02-01-2010 04:17 PM

I remember Wordstar...I still have some 5.25" discs somwhere in the basement
I still have some old resumes stored in different versions of software that are no longer made :laughing:
Dunno why I just don't delete them.....

FLGarageDoors 04-24-2010 02:20 PM

Before Wordstar was born there was Magic Window, on the very 1st Apple computer. :-)

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