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Comment Re:Both ways? (Score 1) 84 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) 169 169

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.

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