Thursday, October 28, 2010

Preserving Yiddish, etc

from ZD Net: 100 year data preservation

A 350 year old copy of Shakespeare is about as readable as a new one. But a 35 year old floppy? Preserving data is essential to digital civilization, but how? Here's a new approach.

from the BBC: New Yorker's mission to keep Yiddish alive [video link]

With the number of Yiddish speakers dwindling the last secular bookshop in New York is facing closure by the end of this year. In this first person account owner Hy Wolfe talks about his mission to keep both the bookshop and his language alive.

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