Re: Do Burned CDs Have a Short Life Span?

Subject: Re: Do Burned CDs Have a Short Life Span?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:45:57 -0800 (PST)

> I was thinking about what you two said here and
> I wondered where we would be if we couldn't "read"
> the US Constitution or Declaration of Independence
> (or, for our non-US list members, any similar document
> written around 200 years ago). Despite all our
> technical advances in the last 200 years, we can
> still access the "data" our forefathers
> left for us.

If the information is important enough, you (not you Paul, but the
collective "you") take the appropriate means of preserving it, even
if that includes copying it periodically onto the
currently-most-reliable means of storage. If it is important, ya
don't toss a CD into your desk drawer and hope it is there a year or
two from now. If you are doing that, no matter how important you say
it is, it obviously isn't.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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