- It is important to
note that the AI Lab and LCS still occupy the same physical building
in 1995, so a reference to ``the Lab'' means one of the two
organizations, while ``the lab'' means the physical building.
- We may eventually make an effort to preserve these
tapes, but they have a relatively low priority.
- DAT was chosen quite arbitrarily; it would be
trivial for us to switch to any other medium at any time. TCFS is
completely insensitive to the media and system it is written on. The
cost and availability of DAT were the prime factors in our decision,
not any technical merits of the medium.
- This is the mechanism used for including the
raw and translated directory listings in the ITS example.
- One day, Dr. Thomas Knight may take on the task
of assembling the necessary hardware to read these 7-track tapes.
- In much the same way that librarians used to
write notes on cards in the card catalogs of days gone by.
names may be included separately. They may be useful, but they may
produce too many false leads and bloat the concordance significantly.
This issue has not been studied in enough detail to make a final
- Note that scanning someone's mail files
introduces some privacy issues and we wouldn't permit such a scenario
without the owner's permission.
- Ideally, we would want a media jukebox that could give
us on-line access to all the data 24 hours a day. At present, an
auto-changer system able to contain the 262 gigabytes of ``important''
data (from Table ) would be prohibitively expensive.
- Furthermore, there is nothing on our backup
tapes that would lead us to believe that they are an accurate
representation of the file system. Our only assurance on that front
is the paper dump logs.