Unearthing a (not-so) Ancient Tome

From BBC News

Digital Domesday book unlocked
A rich digital archive of British life in the 1980s has been brought back to life by researchers from the UK and the US.

The team at Leeds University and the University of Michigan in the US say they have now found a way to access this rich digital archive.

They have developed software that emulates the obsolete Acorn Microcomputer system and the video disc player.

By contrast, the original Domesday Book, an inventory of England compiled in 1086 by Norman monks, is in fine condition in the Public Record Office in Kew, London

It’s easy to understand but still remarkable that it can be harder to get at 25 year old data than 1,000 year old data.

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