Re: digital imaging
Jeffrey Crews notes:
>>Because of the long anticipated lifespan of a CD-ROM disk (probably
somewhere around 50 years or so, if you protect it) and because DVD and CD
technology is so similar, everyone's CD-ROMs should be readable for the
The commercial CD-ROM's are expected indeed to have a physical life of 50 to
100 years. The home-process ones everybody is running around screaming BURN!
about - sorry, I don't understand this technology very well - have a much
shorter physical life expectancy.
Which is not to say they'll be easily read. Where you're going to have to go
to find a CD-ROM reader 50 years from now is anybody's guess (where would you
go to play back a 1948 wire-recorder recording, for example), and computer
software provides another level of difficulty.
>>There was a really good article on the difficulties of "obsolete media" I
read a while back. If I can find the link I'll post it here.<< I'd like to
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