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Old 09-15-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
John Spragens
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The couple of days' worth I read was interesting ... but inconclusive. Was recently discussing the same concerns with some family members, because all of us have files -- photos, music, videos -- we've created and want to archive in some reasonably reliable way. At least as reliable as, say, photos on film are. Or music on LPs.

I've been archiving to CDs and DVDs since I started doing digital photography (with the most recent two or three years' photos also on a file server). But the reports from Library of Congress and elsewhere on the life expectancy of optical media aren't encouraging. Was starting to think it might be better to archive to external hard drives and stack them in the closet. But the Macintouch discussion raises questions about that, too.


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