Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura
I think this is a little bit connected to tech writing, especially for
people around for some time.
On the other hand, are they re-inventing the wheel, maybe there are people on this list who still have SW they are looking for?
As I've related here before I faced that problem 30 years ago when I asked the developer how the users would read the older data tapes in the new software that supported a new format. Reasonable request, or so I thought. He said, "They won't want to read the old format." The company's customers, who had thousands of archival data tapes, rejected the new software.
The article contains this amusing caption:
"To build out emulation environments, the library has been collecting old computers."
It appears beneath a photo of a pile of old CRT monitors. Hey folks, they ain't computers.
When I see a problem like that in a news story I tend to wonder what else is wrong.
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