Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Preserving Digital Data
On the topic of how we can seek to preserve digital data. I have lived through the paper tape and the punch card eras. Early on we were told that CDs would last forever, later it turned out that was not the case. Conservatively 30 years? Of course you have to have the media and the readers. Card readers still exist for hire. So what do we do next?