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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
<elemtilas@...> wrote:

> 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. Paul [*] 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)?


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Tim May <butsuri@...>