Bit Preservation

The other sections of this notebook generally assume that there will be some digital objects storage system that can be relied upon to hold the bytes safely over time. Indeed, I believe it is sensible to deal with the bit-storage and access problems separately, in the sense that any access solutions should be designed to work independently of the chosen bit-store solution.

I used to think that the bit-storage problem was essentially solved, but I have since realised that fighting bit-rot is not as easy as I originally thought.


Keeping Bits Safe


Fighting entropy since 1993

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