Unformtunately everything will eventually go electronic.
... yeah, even the spelling (sorry, Mate ... couldn't resist).
Back in my "Cold Warrior" days we were very aware that large electro-magnetic pulses of impressive magnitude could be expected to wipe out data on the grand scale (or even "fry" the equipment as well, if you were lucky). Just a thought.
Here's another "Doomsday scenario" ... how will we all carry on when the power gets switched off? Will those of us still able to write by hand (and, for that matter, able to fix the kit) be commanding a premium (at long last)?
Back to your GLIB as mentioned above you need a device that connects to the internet and updates in the same way that anti-virus and application software updates work, most digital radiography works this way, but I cannot see the time when everyone has there own x=ray machine in the house. Most equipment though could use he same technology and be red flagged should an error occur or the PPM is due. Glad to see you've uppped the ante from 10%
Let's get it "back into play", then. Especially as my previous co-conspirator (or, as I have mentioned before, nemesis), Mr. Anonymous has disappeared off the radar!
Meanwhile, here's the first prototype (something that was inspired by Angus MacGyver):-
Sort out the tagging (universal) first, then connection to broadband, then we would be searching for the equipment in the same manner as the IP address. Got this one in the wrong thread, but if the equipment was connected through the internet and most equipment does have ethernet or data links, these could be used to sync the clocks.
Last edited by Neil Porter; 06/08/091:51 PM.
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