[Coco] Re: Color Computer Magazine w/ Star Trek game

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz bathory at maltedmedia.com
Mon Jun 21 14:21:09 EDT 2004

At 12:58 PM 6/21/04 -0500, smostrom at mn.rr.com wrote:
>how was your trip to Slovakia?

Really great. Got to visit some old friends in Prague along the way, too.
The Discovery Channel team was friendly and professional, and thrilled by
the castle. Full journal here: http://bathory.org/    Click "Journal 2004"

>Also, to keep this on-topic, how are you storing your 
>old issues of Coco magazines?  I would like to improve 
>my storage system.

Then I'm not the guy to ask. :) They're stored in standard magazine files a
la Quill or Staples, compressed on a shelf so that they don't bend. I tried
to keep 2 copies way back then, one for preservation and one for using
(scanning as needed these days).

Alas, there's more to scan than I have lifetimes, I think ... if only we
had a fairly usable standard format back then, such as PDF. PDF might not
last far in to the future, but I'm sure it will be format-upgradeable since
there's so many millions of documents in that format now. I loathe Adobe,
but they got that one right! PDF has been a publishing lifesaver for me
(especially for my music!) in the past 12 years ... I have about 400 scores
available for download, and it makes rehearsals and performances much easier.

In any case, I wish that all of us had kept our electronic files from back
then. I did everything in electronic format, but have yet to recover all of
that material.

Paper is a good thing, but some of my earliest (pre-computer) articles have
faded, yellowed, and are crumbling.

It's been interesting to live through this era of archiving change, hasn't it?


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