Category Archives: Preservation of Knowledge

What percent of Americans are rational?

[ I was inspired to write this post by the best book I’ve ever on American’s truly crazy beliefs from evangelistic Christianity to astrology, Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America went Haywire: a 500-year history” It has 440 pages of the … Continue reading

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Millions of hours of magnetic tape will be lost forever

[ Sarah Everts writes about the race to save magnetic tape in the August 21, 2014 issue of NewScientist in Wiped out: The race to save our video heritage. This article suggests that the fix is to convert magnetic tape … Continue reading

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Peak Resources and the Preservation of Knowledge

Peak Resources and the Preservation of Knowledge By Alice Friedemann    January 6, 2006 “Peak oil will affect more people, in more places, in more ways, than anything else in the history of the world”. Walter Youngquist, author of Geodestinies Summary … Continue reading

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