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Comment Re:Both ways? (Score 1) 84

If your start-up (i.e. poor) company is dependent on the work your lead researcher is doing, and an other company offers $bignum to hire her (with a co-hiring bonus for every former cow-irker that follows), and everyone involved except you are in on the deal, how can you possibly bid to keep your top dog, especially since he already has a fairly good understanding of what you can - and cannot - afford to pay?

Comment Re:Film! (Score 1) 169

Really, it's hard to picture a data format that's pretty much the standard for the era ever become totally unreadable, so long as the data is intact.

O rly? Know that ubiquitous Save symbol? How many under 18 have ever seen a real floppy disk? That aside, I second the M-Disc in a player with autoplay; the disc will survive, a player built to last may also survive.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer

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