Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Technology trap

Writing my last post - about scanning all those paper files - made me go and search for my word processing files related to our Boat.

I found them easily, and saw that since 2004 I had created PDFs of all the correspondence I sent, so I had that plus the original word processing format.

I could see that I had files going back to the original purchase in 1994.  Unfortunately, they were unreadable.  Whatever word processing programme I used back then is long since obsolete.

I've no doubt that the more recent files will become obsolete eventually,  as will PDFs.

I wonder how much collective data, information and knowledge will be lost because of this sort of thing?

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