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Data Can Now Be Stored on Paper

 
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Data Can Now Be Stored on Paper Reply with quote

"A Kerala student has developed a technique for portable data whereby the data can now be stored on ordinary paper. And to boot, larger amounts of data can be had on lesser space.

The immediate question that pops into the mind is how to retrieve the data. Will it be as easy as feeding a floppy disc or CD into the drive and having it on the monitor? Perhaps it will be much easier than that. The piece of paper or even plastic sheet storing the data has only to be scanned in the scanner and read over the monitor. So wait, scan drive would be part of your computer.

Named “Rainbow Technology”, the new technique is the brainchild of Sainul Abideen, who has just finished his MCA at Muslim Educational Society Engineering College in Kuttipuram in Kerala’s Malappuram district.

The extremely low-cost technology will drastically reduce the cost of storage and provide for high-speed storage as well. Files in any format such as movie files, songs, images and text can be stored using this technology.

Currently, of the several options available for data storage, DVDs are the best mode. But a high quality DVD, which is very expensive can store only about 4.7 gigabyte (GB) of data. In contrast, the Rainbow Versatile Disc (RVD) can store 90 to 450 GB. And Sainul has simultaneously developed a scanning drive based on his Rainbow software which will come in smaller sizes to be initially carried with the laptops and later to fit into their bodies."

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=88962&d=18&m=11&y=2006
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had me scared Alan, for a second when I first saw the title of the topic I thought you were going to cover pencil and paper, the very first "computer"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cound not help laughing when i saw your posting title!!!

I store data on paper every day using an ancient and almost extinct method called WRITING

Hahahahaha
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LiesOfXIII
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't this proven to be false more than a week or two ago?
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Alan
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiesOfXIII wrote:
Wasn't this proven to be false more than a week or two ago?


Didn't see that. It looked like some real technology, but sounded a bit too good to be true...

Do you remember where you saw it posted?
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LiesOfXIII
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://itsoup.blogspot.com/2006/11/scam-of-indian-student-developing.html
There's the link.
Sad but true.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiesOfXIII wrote:
http://itsoup.blogspot.com/2006/11/scam-of-indian-student-developing.html
There's the link.
Sad but true.


Thanks
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