[NAFEX] Re: nafex Digest, Vol 2, Issue 4
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 2 21:43:44 EST 2003
Mr F. Bunny,
I agree that the faster we go the behinder we get. How much of our current
e-info (AND books) will be around & in good shape & translatable centuries
from now, like some of the ancient stone- & clay tablets are today ?
The best we can do is to keep the info ALIVE by using, learning, & teaching
>From: fuwa fuwa usagi <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com>
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>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Re: nafex Digest, Vol 2, Issue 4
>Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 16:47:31 -0800 (PST)
>The archive of technological innovation is filled with examples of
>âsuperstarâ products that had a âday in the sunâ only to disappear.
> When is the last time you found anything capable of opening a Wang
>document, a WinStar, WordStar document, or how about Wordperfect 5.1? For
>a very modern example converting between Word and Ami Pro? I cannot open
>my Word 2 documents with Office 2000. In fact I have disks of excellent
>articles that are useless because of technological obsolescence. Ah, but
>always people explain how this time it is different, how product x is the
>defacto standardâ¦well I have one question for you, what are you planning
>on watching your VHS tapes on in 15 years?
>I love Adobe products, the indexing, and the search capabilities. But in
>the end it is a technology that is defined in a technological environment.
> Technological advance clearly illustrates that the technological
>environment will change, and the cost of converting and bridging
>technologies is prohibitive for non-commercial ventures.
>Wishing you all the best,
>The fluffy bunny
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