vrijdag 19 april 2013

Gekocht en geluisterd: Files that last

Gisteren het ebook Files that last van Gary McGath gekocht. Met de coupon code kun je het tot morgen bij  Smashwords downloaden voor iets meer dan €5,- Daarna kost het een euro of 7.
Ik heb het boek tot nu toe alleen nog maar doorgebladerd, maar de inhoudsopgave ziet er veelbelovend uit.
McGath heeft trouwens ook nog wat liedjes geschreven over digitale duurzaamheid, zoals deze
Files that last: The song

I had a little Kindle, it had a little book.
Today the book has vanished. I think that I’ve been took.
They say I never owned it, no not a single page.
The only thing it kindles is my rage.

   I want some files that last, data that will not stray.
   Files just as fresh tomorrow as they were yesterday.
I wrote a little fanfic just seven years ago.

But how to read the file now, my PC doesn’t know.
My brilliant tale is only a bunch of useless bits,
Why do I have to put up with this … inconvenience?


I made a little archive all stored on DVDs
And put them in the car trunk, where they could fit with ease.
The summer’s warm and sunny, and sadly I have learned
That’s not how DVDs ought to be burned.


The road to preservation has potholes everywhere,
I’m trying hard to dodge them and taking extra care.
To give my files a future, I won’t forget the past.
There has to be a way to make them last!

Chorus, twice
Bewaar als... Een praktische leporello

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