Excellent post, thanks for the share! I think about that loss of information often.  Its a shame preservation hasn't been more of a theme, there are probably countless iconic video games for which the original source code doesn't exist anymore.  If "digital archivist" was more in-demand in tech companies I'd love to engage with that sort of work professionally...maybe someday.

- Matt G.
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On Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 7:28 AM, josh <joshnatis0@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.co.uk> wrote:

Rob Pike wrote of magnetic tapes he had which could no longer be read.
The coating had failed off IIRC. I tried to find the text but failed.
Perhaps it was on one of those Google+, Posterous, ... transient things.

Hi Ralph, I think you’re referring to this blog post (which I’ve also previously struggled to find): https://commandcenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/prints.html