Re: ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000 submitted to ISO for publication

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 18:32:36 EST

Markus ventured:

> "Complete ISO Coded Character Set Handbook CD-ROM" [...]
> for the benefit of the History of Computing PhD student in the
> year 2280 working on a dissertation about how it all started

Well, if they wanted to do ANYTHING seriously useful for the PhD student in
2280 working on a dissertation about this era, the best thing they could do
would be to print all that stuff in hard copy on acid-free paper and store
the bundle at the British Museum in an atmosphere controlled case... By
2280, all copies of the CD-ROM will be completely useless and unreadable (if
they haven't actually disintegrated from within).


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