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Japanese IT firm to digitize Vatican manuscripts

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The Catholic Church, the Vatican burnt and banned many books but also kept a copy of those in its own library which is guarded from the outside world and only it knows what it contains.

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Looking forward to the end result: 82,000 Excel spreadsheets with the cells made really small and individually coloured as if they are pixels.

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NTT data, good luck with that, they are the most backward and slow IT company out there.

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selected list of authors and works listed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_authors_and_works_on_the_Index_Librorum_Prohibitorum

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NTT Data Corp. will do the manual work actually. They have the state of the art scanning equipment and huge human resources. This digitization step requires quite a lot of detailed painstaking work and Japanese technicians excel in that department.

Data storage will be handled by storage giant EMC company and they are donating 2.8 petabytes of storage location for this project. (1 petabyte = 10^3 terabytes)

It's another major Third Platform (Big Data, Cloud computing, mobiles devices) project actually.

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NTT dont do work they outsource everything, it is why they are so slow and so bad.

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