Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

Instagram sucks and being owned by Facebook sucks, but there are so many nice Ricoh GR-series nerds on there that I’d miss if I didn’t look at it as much as I do.

The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura

The digital world continues to expand and mutate in all sorts of ways that will orphan and otherwise impair file formats and programs—from ones long forgotten to ones that work just fine today but carry no guarantees against obsolescence. Instead of a patchwork of one-off solutions, perhaps there’s a better way to keep old software running smoothly—a simpler process for summoning the past on demand. A team at the Yale University Library is trying to build one.

September 13, 2022