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[ih] Internet History Lives on the Internet?

On 2/24/19 7:09 PM, Joe Touch wrote:

> On Feb 24, 2019, at 11:36 AM, Miles Fidelman 
> <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net <mailto:mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>> wrote:
>> $25, at 1% interest,
>> would "endow" a Gig of reliable storage, "forever" (think about how we
>> pay for perpetual care of a gravesite.
>> What's missing is a legal & accounting mechanism for handling the
>> money
> You?re forgetting the people cost to run it all.

Ok.. the price goes up a little.? I'm also thinking that one can 
probably get more than 1% interest on long-term investments (unless the 
world economy tanks, of course).

I'm thinking that this one subcontracts to a federation of ISPs, hosting 
providers, etc. - where the incremental cost of managing larger disk 
farms is pretty low.? (Hell, Amazon S3 long-term storage is down in that 
price range).? The key missing piece is the translation from money 
deposited in interest bearing accounts, to contracts to multiple storage 
providers.? (There are several self-healing stacks for managing large 
distributed storage pools. TAHOE-LAFS comes to mind.)

> And graves aren?t perpetual.
> https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/perpetual-cemetery-care-its-not-eternal-care

Tell me about it.? I'm in the process of setting stuff up for my Dad's 
grave.? Sigh...


> Joe

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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