[ExI] Tsiolkovsky

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Mon May 13 16:08:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM, spike <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:

> >... On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl
> >...I've spent a few minutes digging, but it would be hard to trace, given
> it's way pre-web. You have to drill down into academic papers using the
> full quote...
> _______________________________________________
> We are in the process of becoming ever more comfortable with the notion of
> lumping everything pre-web as prehistory.  We could even imagine college
> majors in that, somewhere in the history department.
> A few years ago at the office, we were retiring file cabinets.  I had two
> cram-full filing cabinets scanned, but never used any of the scanned
> materials because I had no way to index any of it.  What we need is some
> way to read through all that material, some of which was hand-written, and
> create searchable files.  If all those scientific papers written before
> about mid 90s are not somehow ASCII archived, they are gone forever.
>  Everything anyone did before about mid 1990s will sink into irrelevance,
> waiting for some later person to rediscover it all.  Some of it, such as
> the space stuff, can never be reproduced, for we have not the launch
> capability now that we had then, nor the motive to recreate it.

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Too bad. I'm sure it will happen sometime though, but even if what I wanted
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