A Rosetta Disk is on public display in the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Special Collection

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 02011 by Laura Welcher
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Rosetta Disk by Spencer MishlenRosetta Disk by Spencer Mishlen

In 02008, one of the first prototype Rosetta Disks went to the family of the late Charles Butcher, who was the founder of The Lazy 8 Foundation. Lazy Eight was one of the first supporters of the Long Now 10,000 Year Library and Rosetta Projects.

This Rosetta Disk has now been donated by the Charles Butcher family to the University of Colorado Boulder. It looks like it is housed in the Library Special Collections, and that it is currently on exhibit as part of Realia: Everyday Objects from Other Lives.

If anyone has a chance to go visit the Rosetta Disk in this exhibit, please send us photos!

  • Laura

    Just talked with a curator at UCB Special Collections – sounds like they are open for about 8 hours a week, and do indeed have the Disk on display. She said that students mostly come to the special collections to see a signed copy of Mein Kampf, and (of the Disk) that it is refreshing to have people come visit to look at more hopeful things.

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