Should we simply emulate the app? Rothenberg asks the question whether we need to run the specific software which created the record, or some similar program that can at least partially interpret it? The latter might seem sufficient but Rothenberg thinks the similar program will fall foul of obsolesence just as much as the primary one, so stick with the primary.

It occurs to me too that if your priority is authenticity then the replacement program won’t be good enough.

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