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32653Books are still most durable way to store information

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  • josephHarris
    Nov 29, 2013
      http://www.salon.com/2013/11/26/books_are_still_most_durable_way_to_store_information_newscred/

      "...Despite claims to the contrary, the storage media in wide use today—CD-ROMs, spinning hard drives, flash memory, etc.—aren’t very durable. “You’re talking years, not decades,” says Howard Besser, a professor and archivist at New York University who was named a pioneer of digital preservation by the Library of Congress. “A CD-ROM was originally supposed to last 100 years, but many fail in 10.”..."