[time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors (was Capacitor Failures)

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 24 02:34:06 UTC 2010

shalimr9 at gmail.com wrote:
> They are required to keep it by law, and they will get paid to look for stuff, if anyone (most likely the government of a court) wants them to, so I am not sure why they should spend their own money to make that task easy...
> Didier

Bankers Box is a brand name for a cardboard file storage box.
Of late, banks and businesses store most records electronically.  Except 
in cases like a home mortgage, where there are legal requirements to 
keep the originals on file.

Most businesses these days are pretty vigorous on document retention 
policies, not saving anything they don't have to, particularly if it 
might *ever* come up as discovery in a lawsuit.  Remember the Enron VP's 
comment to her staff "Make sure you're following the retention and 
disposal policy"..

I've seen some very nifty machines that will take a box full of paper 
documents and with almost no human intervention, take the documents out 
of the folders, scan both sides, etc. at amazingly high speeds.

But that doesn't mean that there aren't warehouses full of boxes and 
crates of miscellanea out there, ready to be studied by "top men, 
top..." should the need arise.

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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors (was Capacitor Failures)
> True.
> I've been in warehouses with hundreds of rows of shelves of Bankers Boxes
> filled with records. I doubt the stuff is even indexed.
> -John

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