Nov 10, 2004

Even Digital Memories Can Fade

Digital Photography Blog: "The New York Times has this feature on Even Digital Memories Can Fade 'The nation's 115 million home computers are brimming over with personal treasures - millions of photographs, music of every genre, college papers, the great American novel... (News, Darren)"

This problem is huge. Media and formats change very quickly, so who is going to convert all the photos of the world to newer formats? Kind of like what happened to 78 RPM records. Most of that material is long forgotten.