I asked a year ago if Parliament really could still be recording UK laws on vellum. Apparently the answer was yes, because here is Quartz to tell us that in February they passed law to cease doing so. I guess that’ll mean the last law recorded on vellum will be the law to stop doing so.

Knowing as we do that Wang word processing discs from last century are inaccessible to us now, Quartz‘s parting shot that even the longevity of vellum, at an overestimated (?) 5,000 years, is tiny compared to that of electronic media, seems unnecessarily hubristic.

 

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