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[filmscanners] RE: Bad News on CD longevity

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of
> rkoziol3@comcast.net
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:55 PM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Bad News on CD longevity
> On 27 Aug 2003 at 12:49, nick.grasso@hrads.com wrote:
> > Mitsui is the best one I know of. They claim 75 years
> longevity. See:
> > http://www.mitsuicdr.com/products/dvd/index.html
> With all due respect, do you expect to be here in 75 years?
> I doubt that Mitsui or the CD-R (as a product) will be here.
> I do not take these extrapolations seriously.  It would be
> nice to know, what a reasonable life expectancy of a CD-R is.
> In 10 years, there's a good chance we will not be using
> CD-R's, but a more dense format.  At that time I will copy my
> important data to the new format, whatever it is.
> To me the important question is, will the present format last
> long enough to overlap the next.

???? What am I missing? The next format is DVD and it is already here.
The next format will always overlap the previous format, and with each
generation we will be handling fewer disks because the capacity will be
increasing almost an order of magnitude with each generation. In the not
to distant future we will be able to archive 100,000 100 Mbyte images on
a single disk. Then we can just make one copy every year and never worry
about life expectancy again. Ain't the future grand?

Frank Paris

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