Vol. 8 No. 10 – October 2010



Keeping Bits Safe: How Hard Can It Be?

As storage systems grow larger and larger, protecting their data for long-term storage is becoming more and more challenging.

by David S. H. Rosenthal

The Case Against Data Lock-in

Want to keep your users? Just make it easy for them to leave.

by Brian W Fitzpatrick, JJ Lueck

Sir, Please Step Away from the ASR-33!

To move forward with programming languages we need to break free from the tyranny of ASCII.

by Poul-Henning Kamp

Gardening Tips

A good library is like a garden.

by George V. Neville-Neil