December 5, 2010

Something Wonderful: Can you text with it?

Posted by Vanderleun at December 5, 2010 8:34 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Issac Asimov once wrote an article about the transmission of information in permanent form. After going through all the proposals and ideas at that time to make obtaining information easier, be described a thing which ended up as a book.

Posted by: St. Thor at December 5, 2010 10:37 AM

In one of David Brin's "Uplift" books, sophisticated star-traveling Galactics are trapped on a primitive world and are introduced to books.

After some confusion, one of them becomes enthusiastic: "A permanent, random-access data store that isn't detectable from orbit!"


Posted by: Ric Locke at December 5, 2010 4:54 PM

Dayamn, Gerard. All of Tumblr's Database are belong to clusterf*ck.

Posted by: Jewel at December 5, 2010 7:02 PM

It will survive an EMP and the FCC, not to mention Michael Moore.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at December 6, 2010 8:09 AM

It's 5:09 on a Monday evening and I'm smiling.

Best minute-plus of my day.

Posted by: shoreacres at December 6, 2010 3:10 PM