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Old Sep 17, 2003, 8:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by voxmagna
For the most valuable image I'd still choose uncompressed bitmap - but film, due to the simplicity of the 'decoder' required, still remains timeless!
Reminds me of a conversation I had with my girlfriend, who has studied some library sciences. She pointed out that they were talking about this same problem in one of her classes. Libraries have to deal with information they have becoming unaccessable all the time. (Years ago this was only "how to store the books so they are still readable later!")

This is why many (Most? All?) still use microfiche. The technology needed to read it is still basically the same when it was invented at least 50 years ago. A good light source and a magnifying glass. Yes, they are getting much more advanced with viewing screens and all. But if every reader disappeared today, we could still reverse engineer it rather easily and be reading them in a few hours.

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(google and the internet... a wonderful combination!)

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