[rfc-i] Digital Preservation Considerations for the RFC Series -- draft-flanagan-rfc-preservation-00.txt is posted
mcr+ietf at sandelman.ca
Wed Sep 10 10:05:38 PDT 2014
Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3 at gmail.com>
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:11 AM, Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu>
>>> You don't want to archive RFCs on punched cards? That would be
>>> great! :-)
>> They are a physically robust medium. In the absence of inundations and
>> conflagrations, they would probably be readable after thousands if not
>> tens of thousands of years.
> Cuneiform on clay tablets can last for thousands of years.. if you
> don't break the tablets. We could use tungsten tablets. Kinda like
> platinum albums, but for RFCs. Tungsten RFCs.
> Or take a page from the ancient Egyptians and build massive pyramids in
> the desert, covered relief writing. That lasted for a few thousand
> years too, and it could have lasted longer.
I think we already building the piles; we just need to make sure that
they have a txt viewer and a copy of rfc-editor.org in flash:
Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF at sandelman.ca>, Sandelman Software Works
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