Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hard drive crash: 1660

Primerose got an order from the king to put up all the public registers of Scotland...

...They were now put up in fifty hogsheads: and a ship was ready to carry them down...

...But so much time was lost, that the summer was spent: so they were sent down in winter: and by some easterly gusts the ship was cast away near Berwick. So we lost all our records.
--From History of his own Times--

Fortunately, with modern technology and the ease of copying electronic records, we NEVER have this problem anymore.

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