Preservation state of the art: say prayers?
Daioh Temple of Rinzai Zen Buddhism:
“After the effort of transforming all this knowledge into electronic information has been completed, is it enough then to say that we are finished? ... There are many 'living' documents and softwares that are thoughtlessly discarded or erased without even a second thought. It is this thoughtlessness that has drawn the concern and attention of Head Priest Shokyu Ishiko. Head Priest Ishiko hopes that through holding an "Information Service" and by teaching the words of Buddha, that this 'information void' will cease to exist” (http://www.thezen.or.jp/jomoh/kuyo.html).