Hard Drives: Our Society’s Working Memory

Hard Drives: Our Society’s Working Memory
technology

New Scientist has published a thought-provoking article which explores the fragile nature of the materials and devices we entrust with storing our data.

Dan Gould
  • 2 february 2010

New Scientist has published a thought-provoking article which explores the fragile nature of the materials and devices we entrust with storing our data these days.

They examine the pros and cons of common materials like paper (which can easily last 100 years and beyond), and more modern formats like the hard drive.

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