[Duraspace] Vint Cerf: Data That's Here Today May Be Gone Tomorrow - Slashdot

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 21:38:46 SAST 2013

"Vinton Cerf is warning that digital things created today — spreadsheets,
documents, presentations as well as mountains of scientific data — may not
be readable in the years and centuries ahead. Cerf illustrates the problem
in a simple way. He runs Microsoft Office 2011 on Macintosh, but it cannot
read a 1997 PowerPoint file. 'It doesn't know what it is,' he said.

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