[TUHS] [tuhs] Computer history preservation

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Tue Sep 17 17:46:15 AEST 2019

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019, Peter Jeremy wrote:

> On 2019-Sep-16 15:48:36 -0600, "Nelson H. F. Beebe" <beebe at math.utah.edu> wrote:
>> I came across an article today about another major industry that has
>> been exceedingly careless about preserving its history:
>>        Wipe Out: When the BBC Kept Erasing Its Own History
>>        https://getpocket.com/explore/item/wipe-out-when-the-bbc-kept-erasing-its-own-history
>> It is a must-read for Dr Who fans on this list.
> It didn't only affect TV, much of The Goons originals were also destroyed (at least
> one episode now sold by the BBC is an off-air recording by a fan because that's the
> best extant copy).
> And NASA destroyed the tapes holding the original Apollo 11 moonwalk
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11_missing_tapes).

Toei Animation wiped the audio masters for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. 
What remains is low-quality optical audio from film prints.  (They did the 
same for Dragon Ball GT but some TV stations managed to preserve the 
audio, so it's not as much of a problem as it is for the previous series.)


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