Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Nov 2008 09:13 UTC, submitted by irbis
In the News What stands a better chance of surviving 50 years from now, a framed photograph or a 10-megabyte digital photo file on your computer's hard drive? The concern for archivists and information scientists is that, with ever-shifting platforms and file formats, much of the data we produce today could eventually fall into a black hole of inaccessibility.
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imo, time to triage the data then. find out what one really care about and whats "junk" (program related files and so on).

if one where to store that amount of data as physical paper, one would be running out of living space quickly.

but as one can just slap it all onto a device the size of a large book, and stuff it in the back of the closet, one no longer consider the value or waste of it.

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