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Old Apr 5, 2004, 6:29 PM   #21
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Paper printouts will survive all sorts of technological changes and won't require changes of media. They can be forgotten in a drawer for a century and still be usable. Don't think current digital media could survive that kind of test.
Exactly. So it's self=evident that if we want an archive for our grandchildren we need to store and upgrade the digital files *AND* keep permanent (as best we can) prints stashed away in drawers.
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Old Apr 6, 2004, 8:09 PM   #22
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Exactly. So it's self=evident that if we want an archive for our grandchildren we need to store and upgrade the digital files *AND* keep permanent (as best we can) prints stashed away in drawers.
Your sarcasm was not needed here. I was just making a point with an extreme example. Of course we don't archive photos stashed away in drawers.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 2:44 AM   #23
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This is not a problem unique to digital cams. We are having the problem now with CAD drawings. Today, we have CAD drawings of components from VERY important cold-war related items that can't be read anymore--neither the media or the file format is compatible with any currently available computer--these things are only 25 years old!
Prints are always the best answer--as long as you can keep them safe. Get a good cheap dye sub printer(hiti) and go nuts.
The good thing is that you are aware and are looking out for the future. This was not the case with our CAD drawings. we just assumed that we'd always be able to read the files. Awareness and foresight will help you.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 9:54 AM   #24
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Modern prints and slides are just as susceptible to this problem.
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