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Re: [BKARTS] printing for eternity



In a message dated 8/13/04 1:34:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
jcnischal@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

<< How about engraving metal? >>

Well, if the idea is to have the writing last a really long time, metal
engraving doesn't hold up.  After all, it is neccesary to take the worst-case
senario as a certainty.  So, what's the worst?  Floods, fires, earthquack, nukes,
falling buildings, etc.   Under these types of threats, engraved metals plates
are little more than post-it notes.   However, laser engraving inside a
diamond, should be able to hold up under almost any circumstance.


Personally, from a practical standpoint, the only real way of printing for
eternity is to proliferate and distribute.  For example, I'm pretty sure that
the world will never entirely rid itself of AOL CDs.  Can't happen, too many of
'em.

Dean

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