Creating the future archive

In response to my post about wanting to be read in 200 years, my friend Gerard responded on LinkedIn, which I can’t link to, so here’s the quote

If you want to do the heavy lifting, tips are free… if you want us to lift, Sharktooth Press is my imprint that will charge you massive amounts of cash for a legacy 😀😀😀 Seriously, though, that’s really the whole market for the imprint… legacy.

Read your blog post.. YEEEESSSSS!!!! 1000 times, yes. I think about that stuff, too and you’ve hit spot on. Text files and the medium they are stored on… I’ve got SyQuest cartridges, CD-ROMs, ZIP Drives… 5.25 floppies… none of that is really readable anymore so I keep shifting to the latest medium… these days it’s a set of 2T flash drives, redundant storage because … failure… paper burns though, so even books aren’t safe…

A good book to read if you really want to be terrified about archiving human knowledge… Double Fold …

I created this post to so I can remember what he said. Already I have two pieces of knowledge – there are companies out there who will help on this journey. And secondly, a really interesting book recommendation.

But, more than that, this blog can act as a record of how I go about this archiving project.

So I’m creating a tag so to keep all the related information together. I’m feeling motivated to start and see where it takes me.

This post is the official start of the journey toward a solution …

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