Archiving language information (was Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages))
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 26, 2003, 22:00|
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:17:19 -0800, Costentin Cornomorus
> Well, you can always buy acid free, archival
> paper. Or you could learn to write on parchment
> or carve upon stone or write on metal plates...
Very late to a thread that I haven't had chance to read all of yet (the
vagaries of Christmas, combined with my computer going poopy all over
itself[*]), btu has anyone mentioned the Rosetta Project? It's an attempt
to archive as much language information as is available in a non-perishable
engraved metal disk...
If the disk itself weren't so darned expensive, I'd buy at least one when
the project is complete.
[*] The major downside being that I lost about 20GB of data. The upside,
however, is that I got round to actually using my RAID card again (instead
of using it just as a second IDE controller), and now have an 80GB RAID-0
D: instead of two 40GB F: and G: drives. I'd forgotten how much difference
RAID-0 actually makes. Wheee! It's almost like having SCSI!
Additional PS: Didn't I read in some science magazine about a project to
mark Nuclear Waste sites with big stone monoliths, deeply carved with
warnings in six popular languages (ISTR English, Russian, Spanish, Hindi,
Chinese and Arabic)?