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Re: backup archive format saved to disk

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 05:39:50PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> >
> >I quite agree.  But in the absence of error-correction codes, 
> >uncompressed is batter.
> >
> >And if your error-correction software ahould happen to be unusable in 
> >several years, your errors will not be easy to corrected.
> Even with FEC uncompressed may be better. OTOH, fewer bits to fail
> is an advantage.
> >Did you ever write any code in the 1970's that can't be run any more?
> >I did.
> I wrote some machine language programs for the IBM 1401 in 1969.
> Does that count as programs that can't be run any more?

Not if there's still an IBM 1401 still around.  You may not have one in
your spare bedroom, but it doesn't mean that there isn't one somewhere.

I'm assuming the IBM 1401 is a tad bigger than my Sharp PC-1401 (4 KB
ram, basic only).

Don't you wish you could run linux on the IBM 1401?

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