Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

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Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

Post by davidb » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:34 pm

There's an interesting upcoming talk at FOSDEM about Digital Archaeology:
This talk covers a ten-point plan outlining the primary issues in digital archaeology. It covers the methods necessary to preserve our computing legacy, the use of emulation, and how open source can help with this endeavour. We end with an overview of some projects that will inspire you, and help you preserve your own slice of history!
I imagine it will be recorded/streamed, so hopefully there will be an interesting video to watch next week or at some later point in time.

Another one that is possibly less relevant to Acorn fans is The circuit less traveled, though the speaker refers to himself as a "former RISC OS enthusiast" so there is an Acorn angle there. ;)

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Re: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

Post by helpful » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:28 am

davidb wrote:.Another one that is possibly less relevant to Acorn fans is The circuit less traveled, though the speaker refers to himself as a "former RISC OS enthusiast" so there is an Acorn angle there. ;)
Hey, it's Liam Proven! He used to be a regular at ROUGOL until he moved to the Czech Republic. Even gave a talk way back in 2006 -
http://rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/2006/aug.html

He also used to write for The Register.

Bryan.
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Re: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

Post by Commie_User » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:30 am

That should be interesting. Fortunately, for some of us, near totally complete backup archives already exist online.

For Commodore users, the cracking occurred as soon as software came out and re-archiving began here online almost as soon as the Internet began.

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Re: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

Post by davidb » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:39 am

The C64 and Apple II seem to be well-covered in terms of cracked software, though hopefully also original versions as well. However, there are still new discoveries even for Commodore followers, so I doubt we're quite there yet. ;)

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