Roddenberry’s data storage

Ars Technica:

Several years after the death of Roddenberry, his estate found the 5.25-inch floppy disks. Although the Star Trek creator originally typed his scripts on typewriters, he later moved his writing to two custom-built computers with custom-made operating systems before purchasing more mainstream computers in advance of his death in 1991.

This is the reason I’m glad we’ve got ISO standards for how to store data. It would take a really momentous amount of change for all records of how to read those standardized formats to be lost.


  1. From an archival standpoint, this is an emotional rollercoaster. “Hey! Look what we found! YAY!…Oh crap. It’s custom. Now what?” Glad DriveSavers people are on it.


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