Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura

Subject: Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:48:52 -0700

I've found Atlas Obscura reliable, and that article seems to me to
have been written by someone who understood the subject and got their
facts straight.

The photo editor, well, some of those displays look old enough that
they might have CGA or EGA ports, or some other obsolete thing, and
they also used photos of an old Mac, 1.44MB floppies, and an Apple II.

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-electronic-scrap-old-computer-monitors-7147250.html?

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 8:35 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> ... 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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The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura: From: Caroline Tabach
Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura: From: Peter Neilson

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