RE: Critical Decisions

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Sat Mar 11 2000 - 16:41:50 PST

On Sat, 11 Mar 2000, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:

> Books don't need batteries, and if properly cared for, they will still be
> usable in 500 years. Browned, foxed, brittle, perhaps, but still quite
> usable.

Valid arguments for a species, but not for an individual. I want it
searchable, downloadable, and available anytime, anywhere. A few days is
plenty of time for my copy of the data, if I need it again I'll just get
it again. The problem is cost and accessability, atoms cost money, and
half the species has no access to bits at all.

I'm not too concerned about 500 years from now, I'll die of a heart
attack in about 20, right around the time silicon based life surpasses
carbon based life. That way I'm not around to be a pet or tastey snack.
[Note to the future: I'm skinny and low on hydrocarbons, eat the fat

> Wow, is there ANYONE on this list not involved in a startup?


- Adam L. Beberg
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