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Re: [ARSCLIST] Digital in a post-digital universe--was: Interesting WSJ Article on when libraries should discard their holdings.
All depends on point of view, doesn't it ? How will humans be
destroyed..? Will we do it, will God (or your choice of such) do it,
will a comet do it, will some disease do it? You have to love how humans
try so hard to plan for everything, as if we could. Just as often, when
something bad does happens it comes from a direction we could never have
expected anyway.... !!
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Subject: 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.