CD Life?

Subject: CD Life?
From: "Wright, Lynne" <lwright -at- positron911 -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:42:16 -0400

I just read a story in the paper the other day about how this archival
library has had to replace a whack of information stored on CDs, because
they've developed some kind of creeping rusting-mold situation that is
eating the surface of the CD away.

This was happening mostly on the oldest generation of CDs, so they are
hoping that the ones that were made with better technology will last

I remember when music first started coming out on CDs, and everyone was
scoffing at me because I was skeptical, saying that vinyl was better.. i was
treated like a stubborn luddite... and now that we've all been pretty much
forced to abondon vinyl, LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENING!??!?!?

The bottom line is: nobody can accurately predict how long CD format will be
relevant. Rest assured, though, that if (when) CDs get replaced with the
next new technolgy that is supposed to be THE standard forever, there will
be tons of people who will gladly accept your money to convert all your

Lynne Wright
Technical Communications
Positron Inc.
5101 Buchan St. H4P 2R9
(514) 345-2200
fax: 345-2272


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