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It is worth adding at this point that Hofstede did not claim that "mental programs" were unerasable, but he suggested that certain behavior might need to be unlearned while new behavior patterns are acquired.
Digital watermarks are [hopefully ed.] inaudible, unerasable messages that contain copyright information (Newman, 1996).
The final result is therefore dependent, or contingent, upon everything that came before--the unerasable and determining signature of history.
Many methods exist for this purpose: cryptographic methods to hide information, regulate external access to a system or tag internal changes to its data; filters that permit only a limited set of messages to be transferred among machines; unerasable media to archive information and protect against viruses; air-gapping for a few systems (removing outside access to a nuclear power plant) as well as more quotidian defenses (e.g., firewalls, anomaly detection, heightened awareness).
The two functions--recording data for storage by the end user and distributing stored and unerasable data--are so distinct that it would not be appropriate to gauge CD-ROM's competitors without looking first at the new incarnation of CD technology, the CD-Recordable drives and media.
The crucial difference between these three works themselves is that Esther contains no mention of God's name in any of its unerasable forms, whereas Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs do.
"Uncreation," "wrenching things awry," and "it must needs derange" are the unerasable scars left by the poet's manipulations; and yet, even as our speaker laments (or pretends to lament, in any case) the inevitable interference of figured speech between self and nature, his closing plea cannot rid itself of metaphorical contaminants:
Contemporary philosophers of science and scientists who have analyzed the inadequacies of mechanistic thought point to the paralyzing influence its infrastructure of analysis, fragmentation, efficiency, and control exerts by ignoring the a priori, unreducible, and unerasable connections of each "part" to its whole context from which it derives its appearance.