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Re: [ARSCLIST] Digital in a post-digital universe--was: Interesting WSJ Article on when libraries should discard their holdings.
On 07/01/07, Scott Phillips wrote:
> Cindered planet means the 78's are nothing but ash anyway. Jokingly,
> your argument only works before the time man had the ability to
> destroy itself in a few microseconds. A meteoroid or comet would toast
> every thing on only one side of the planet, just killing all the
> living beings on that side. J/K. It is all a very circular argument,
> isn't it...?
It is perfectly possible to have a general collapse of civilisation
without reducing the whole planet to ash. I had in mind a Dark Ages
situation, and in particular the disappearance of electrical power.
However, a large meteor strike would affect the whole planet, not just
the side it strikes.