Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Glass never forgets

If you want to store some data for a few hundred million years then Hitachi may have the answer. The company has a method of storing data in binary form by creating dots inside a sheet of quartz glass. glass.  The prototype glass devices currently have four layers of  dots, can hold 40 megabytes per square inch and can endure fires, floods and tsunamis. Dell compatible?

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