Stanford: Digital forensics rescues retro video games and software

Stanford: Digital forensics rescues retro video games and software. “Starting in the mid-1980’s, a young man named Stephen Cabrinety filled his home with video games and software…. Cabrinety did not live to see what would become of his efforts—he died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1995 at the age of 29—but his collection has achieved a sort of digital immortality. The Stanford University Libraries, which acquired the collection in 2009, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just completed a multi-year effort to rescue the collection’s digital content from the Atari game cartridges, 5-1/4 inch floppy discs, magnetic tape and other deteriorating storage media that held it.”

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