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Re: [ARSCLIST] Format conundrum
For the truly cautious, I would suggest a very shallow laser-etch on
polished basalt, wrap it in non-acid parchment six-inches thick, seal it
neutral paraffin, put the block in a stainless steel box, hermetic- and
vacuum-sealing, bury it about a mile deep in a salt cavern and kill
everyone involved in the process.
I never quit looking to the ancient Egyptians for inspiration.
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Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Format conundrum
----- Original Message -----
From: "steven austin" <stevena@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Steven Austin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> on 1/13/05 5:34 AM, Karl Miller at lyaa071@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On one overhead I have a picture of some
> > hieroglyphs, which I labeled, "This is your information." The other
> > picture of the Rosetta stone, labeled, "This is your application."
> > point being, neither are written in stone and how both are mutually
> > dependant.
> > Karl
> This is a little out of my field but weren't they both actually
> stone and that's why they lasted so long?
Interestingly enough, the old cliche, "written in stone," no longer has
a meaning of permanence in reality! Many historians and genaeologists
research old tombstones to establish things like dates and places of
death...and their research is seriously frustrated by the increasing
number of 19th century tombstones that have litterally dissolved into
illegibility due to pollution and acid rain!
So...if you ARE writing something in stone...use a good quality of
stone (like granite) and make sure your carving is good and deep!
Steven C. Barr