RE: Do Burned CDs Have a Short Life Span?

Subject: RE: Do Burned CDs Have a Short Life Span?
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net>
To: 'Al Geist' <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 20:32:44 -0500

This discussion has hit a raw nerve. I am a serious amateur photographer who
stopped competing about 25 years ago. About six months ago I rekindled my
interest and started digitizing my old images from film and slides. The
image degradation on the slides, which were stored in a cool area, is
nothing short of appalling. I am in the process of researching the digital
storage issue and have so far concluded that if an image is worth
preserving, saving money by using cheap media is counter productive.

BTW: I like your images.
All things being equal,
a fat person uses more soap
than a skinny person

> That hits the head on the nail.... I have a bazillion 35 mm slides and
> negatives (Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Fujichrome, BW, etc.) and they all
> have a lifespan that goes well beyond when I'll still be slamming cold
> beer or sipping good wine. So who am I archiving these images for? The
> kids may store them for a while, but two generations down the road,
> they'll either be tossed or donated to some museum where they'll
> probably ever see the outside of the archive box.


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