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

From: James E. Agenbroad (
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 10:56:13 EST

On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Rick McGowan wrote:

> 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).
> Rick
                                                 Friday, March 1, 2K
     Can the Library of Congress have one too? Do you mean the British
Library? Yes, preservation/accessibility is an issue.
          Jim Agenbroad ( )
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