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Value Books Over Pc

 

The problem with computer data is that the knowledge stored becomes difficult to retrieve in about 10 years.

 I have journals and dream diaries that go back 40 years that are easy to pick up and read.

Information that I had storied on tapes and floppy disk are difficult to access because the equipment used to play these storage units are hard to find. Books maintain a sense of “permanence” and hold associated memories that that no computer file has ever obtained...DD         

Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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LordVoldemort, I think what it comes down to is the year you are born. I was born in 1943. <br />
I like the way I am used to doing things and will search for info that supports my position. Whatever. I am sure your point of view will dominate as my generation dies off. As is God/dess's plan. Lol...DD

Dear DewDuster,<br />
You are right about floppy and tapes, but they did not become obsolete over a night, I had a lot of information on them that now are transferred to my HDD.<br />
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And please notice the space needed to store 30,000 books. I have all that and more on my PDA, and a backup DVD.

TheOnlyConstantIs<br />
Change - computers were suppose to reduce paper use but it has actually increased paper use. As you committed “ IMHO, anything worth keeping should be printed out...” translates as copious amounts of printouts in the business world, <br />
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In my personal world it is not always possible to print out as I don’t have a printer.<br />
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TheOnlyConstantIs<br />
Change bear with me as I am a dinosaur because I grew up with books and I am used to writing in my journal. In fact I never text or used a computer until this past December. <br />
Having said that I agree we should be aware of alterative ways of doing things that may save resources. I am proud to say that I got a vasectomy after are 2nd son was born. Nothing we can do to save resources tops having fewer children. <br />
I just had the thought that it is INSANE that we don’t encourage gays because breeders do more harm to the environment then gays. LMFAO. I do amuse myself…DD <br />
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PS. What does "IMHO" mean?