Bit Preservation

Posted: 2009-08-10

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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