What Should We Collect to Preserve the History of Software?. Shustek, L. Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE, 28(4):112--111, 2006.
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\textlessp\textgreaterSoftware is more than cards, tapes and disks; it is the meaning of the bits that they contain. To properly preserve the history of computing, we must preserve the software code, especially the source code, for analysis by future historians.\textless/p\textgreater
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	title = {What {Should} {We} {Collect} to {Preserve} the {History} of {Software}?},
	volume = {28},
	issn = {1058-6180},
	doi = {49E7500D-B671-4972-8D0E-A1017B2B878B},
	abstract = {{\textless}p{\textgreater}Software is more than cards, tapes and disks; it is the meaning of the bits that they contain. To properly preserve the history of computing, we must preserve the software code, especially the source code, for analysis by future historians.{\textless}/p{\textgreater}},
	number = {4},
	journal = {Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE},
	author = {Shustek, L.},
	year = {2006},
	pages = {112--111}
}
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