"Here we have possibly the only surviving backup tape of the source code
to 30 year old historical game data being put into an oven and baked!
Have we gone raving mad? Have we totally lost it? What is this insanity?"
Data recovery can be quite tricky - magnetic media degrades over time.
Correspondingly, archiving data for posterity is difficult! Periodically
copying onto new media (and ideally remastering, especially in the case
of interactive content like games) is the best way to keep works accessible.
Via Alejandro Perez and Tony Sidaway.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics