What does 13,500 pages of data written in 1,500 languages and stuffed on a nickel look like?

Friday, May 22, 2009 14:28
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If that quesiton above has been bouncing around the hollows of your head for days on end if not years, I have the answer to your most sought after question. The picture above depicts the “Rosetta Disk” - 13,500 pages of data in an astonishing 1,500 different languages all crammed on to a solitary nickel (talk about eagle eyes). Speaking of which, you will need a 500x or greate microscope to read any one page…not to mention the know how of the language. Sooo…anyone know where to find the table of contents….?

Source: Gizmodo, Rosetta Project, Long Now Foundation, BBG

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