Computers have come full circle
Published on November 13, 2009 By CarGuy1 In Personal Computing

I ran across this today and thought it was so bizzare that I just had to pass it on.

In this day and age of digital media I found it strange that there is a new method of backing up your files. The back up is created on ordinary paper.

It seems that some one has created a free app that allows you to back up your files on paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. You then print it out and to recover the data, you scan it back in.

Not sure why this was created or if anyone would really use it but it's out there and it's free, so check it out.

Comments (Page 1)
on Nov 13, 2009

Somewhere,a tree is crying.

on Nov 13, 2009

 If I wanted to spend the rest of my life printing and scanning documents with no time for family, hobbies, food; I would totally do this.

on Nov 13, 2009

Novel idea, for sure! However, it's unfortunate scanners don't operate faster, otherwise it might even be feasible.


on Nov 13, 2009

Great idea!

Turns out the program for this app is written in Cuneiform on little 3.5" tablets.

Answer: PAPERBACK 1.00!  And print it out on Spotted Owls! That should be a ...... Hoot!

 Funny one Cars!

on Nov 13, 2009

Strange indeed. Might be fun to mess around with if you are bored. Thanks for sharing.

on Nov 13, 2009

Brought to you by the friendly folks who sell printers and ink/toner?

on Nov 13, 2009

This method just reminds me of my former boss and late father-in-law (yeah, I married the boss's kid -- my first marriage) who used to frown on the use of calculators because "you rely too much on them, and then what would you do if you were in a foxhole?"  

"The Major" was always reliving WWII -- I miss him. 

on Nov 13, 2009

Hmm, move from a paper world to a digital word only to go backk to paper.

"Mr Jonson? Can you please scan these documents for me so we can send them to our client in Germany? Please remember to use PaperBack to do a back up and send the back up to our client in Germany via DHL just in case he doesn't get the scanned file."

on Nov 13, 2009

"you rely too much on them, and then what would you do if you were in a foxhole?"
Why, calculate the best course of action, of course.


on Nov 13, 2009

Does it work for shorthand I wonder?

on Nov 13, 2009

When I first saw this i thought it was a joke but it really works. With the speed and the cost of ink, it's more of a novelty but it's kinda cool.

ChuckCS has it has gone full circle with this program.

on Nov 13, 2009

....and if you spill coffee on your paper.....or tear it.....or the dog eats it....  

on Nov 13, 2009

.....or the dog eats it...

Ahh,another use for CCleaner.

on Nov 14, 2009

Good grief.

on Nov 16, 2009

Am I the only one that noticed the message at the top of the page:

"Olly, the author of OllyDbg, presents his new open source joke:"

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