I agree with Indigo Child.
But regardless, what you say is interesting. You would have to have various formats to store the data on, something simple but sturdy, and something
that were more "high tech", but still accessible.
Then there's the question of how would you ensure that the info could be read and understood by the persons who found it? It could be a long time
before they found it. They might not be familiar with your civilization at all.
The solution would be what? A sort of 'Rosetta Stone'? Maybe.
Or a Primer. It would have to be semi sophisticated, but if you could use math as a universal language, showing equal to (a positive) and not equal to
(a negative) that would go a long way to them understanding you.
Hmm, I wonder what would be the clearest way to explain this to others who knew not of your civilization.
It also begs the question of if such a compendium of knowledge would be harmful to another civilization, post cataclysmic that couldn't fathom all
that you share. Would you encode it in some manner that would require a further knowledge of math to "unlock" the next segment? Indeed that's a big
question to answer....
Maybe something like that has happened before, and we don't know or understand it yet?
Real interesting. Probably would be better served in Website Related Discussion forum[EDIT: or Education & Media, as a mod saw fit
], just so more
would look it over.
Interesting though, thanks for giving me something to ponder on.
[edit on 10-11-2004 by Xatnys]