[V8] Complications: Bentley Type 44 manual discs

Scott Simmons indischrot at gmail.com
Wed May 21 15:03:04 PDT 2008

Not sure where I read it, but apparently it costs more to store data on 
digital medium than analog.  Also, digital mediums will lose the data 
faster than analog.  Something like.. a DVD will lose integrity after 10 

Throwing that out there,
Scott S.

Roger Woodbury wrote:

>They won't run apparently.  My wrench bought a complete set including the V8
>files.  Now they won't run on computers using IE 7 and require at most Adobe
>Acrobat 4.
>So, we are seeking a solution, since Bentley is NOT upgrading their files to
>run on the new OS.
>Does anyone have an old laptop that runs IE4 and has Adobe Acrobat 4 already
>installed that they would like to get out of the garage?
>Any other comments or solutions?  
>Incidentally, it seems to me that this is an issue with potential societal
>ramifications.  If important documents or data is stored on discs that are
>no longer readable because of basic changes in soft ware and operating
>systems, what could actually be lost?  Quite a lot it seems, and presumably
>opens the door for an entirely new type of archivist profession.
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