Re: the passing of a champion
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:26:33 GMT
>> Ed Prochak <edproc..._at_gmail.com> wrote: >>> On Jul 4, 10:23 pm, Frank Hamersley <terabitemigh..._at_bigpond.com> >>> wrote: >> [snip] >> >>>> That said, given we do have better repositories than (say) the scrolls >>>> in Carthage, I feel we should be obliged to resist the disorder >>>> described by Erik. >> Given? I do not think so. >>
> He he he
> Given the fact that some of Carthage archives survived many centuries,
> only arrogance could one claim the same thing will happen today's data
In terms of a percentage I got the impression from Carl that (tragically) a huge body of knowledge was destroyed. Very much the same as the fragments of original Ancient Greek intellect that was preserved by the Muslims from the rampages of Western Europe civilising itself.
Cheers, Frank. Received on Tue Jul 21 2009 - 07:26:33 CEST