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 2)
on Nov 16, 2009

Yes, Rosco...I went back and still don't see it...but you have them special SD glasses. 

on Nov 16, 2009

Scroll up. Maybe they mean the method itself is kind of a joke. I downloaded the app. It runs and looks legit enough.

on Nov 16, 2009

I tried it...it works.

I believe it's a joke metaphorically.

on Nov 16, 2009

Scrolled all the way up in ie8 and Opera. Nada.

Guess the metaphor's on me.  

on Nov 16, 2009

So has anyone tried to recreate a file yet?

Making a bitmap would be easy, but scanning it back in to a usable program file might be a bit more problematic.

on Nov 16, 2009

Scrolled all the way up in ie8 and Opera. Nada.

Guess the metaphor's on me.

Doc...I pointed it out for you just in case you miss placed your reading glasses.

on Nov 16, 2009

OK...your external link and Rosco's are different. I guess the metaphor really is on me. 

*sniffle...poor doc. 

on Nov 17, 2009

DrJBHL
OK...your external link and Rosco's are different. I guess the metaphor really is on me. 

*sniffle...poor doc. 

Sorry, the link I had came from my copy/paste, and goes to the author's main page.  Totally didn't see that... 

on Nov 18, 2009

oh what?? how is this possible?

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