The Rosetta Project's Rosetta Disk: The 10,000-Year Library

Slashdot posted a link to The Rosetta Disk, the physical companion of the Rosetta Digital Language Archive, and a prototype of one facet of The Long Now Foundation's 10,000-Year Library. The Rosetta Disk is intended to be a durable archive of human languages, as well as an aesthetic object that suggests a journey of the imagination across culture and history. We have attempted to create a unique physical artifact which evokes the great diversity of human experience as well as the incredible variety of symbolic systems we have constructed to understand and communicate that experience. The Rosetta Project "Working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone, a meaningful survey and near permanent archive of 1000 languages."

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blake is cool

I've been tripping on the idea of this object and the execution of it since you posted it.

I have a nerd crush on microetched archival material.

Thanks, Blake.

Book

If you like the idea of the Rosetta disk you will like this book: Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility: The Ideas Behind The World's Slowest Computer

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