Why Your Digital Data Could One Day Disappear
HBS Working Knowledge has a Story (actually it's an Excerpt of Dark Ages II: When the Digital Data Die, by Bryan Bergeron)
that says data stored on discs and other
computer storage are anything but permanent.
Not only are the disks themselves the trouble (they last 5-20 years), the computers that read/write them are an added problem, tried opening a Commodore 64 file lately, or a 5 ¼ inch disc?
posted by Blake
on Feb 17, 2002 -