5.23.2009

Super Duper Uber Tiny

What is this? It's the Rosetta Disk, with 13,500 pages of data describing 1,500 languages etched onto a tiny nickel data chip. To see an individual page, you'd need a 500x microscope. Thanks to Gizmodo for yet another fascinating tidbit (and I do mean tidbit).

According to The Rosetta Project, "Fifty to ninety percent of the world's languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, many with little or no significant documentation."

5 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

I can't read it...send it back! Seriously, that is amazing and the way our animal species are disappearing because of us humans, I'm not surprised we'll lose languages too. It's a worry...

mrspao said...

Wow!

Chris said...

I didn't realize that about languages. :(

Carrie K said...

Sad about languages. Progress. Pfft.

KJ said...

Um, but that is frikkin cool