Microsoft seeks patent on 'immortal computing'

I have often thought that we are likely to be the first generation to leave no physical record of our thoughts and ideas so this project by Microsoft is very interesting.

Shame it is them though. Despite corporate attempts at homogeneity, I, as a Mac user, was one once sent a powerpoint document to translate between two incompatible versions of the PC versions of the application on the BBC desktop!

What chance in a hundred years .....