Digital preservation article

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by LR Kalajainen, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. In today's (November 10) NYTimes on the web, on the front page, there is
    an article about the problems of digital preservation and retrieval.
    Nothing new for those of us who have been worried about this all along,
    but for those who are really into digital photography and haven't
    thought about this aspect, it's worth reading.
    LR Kalajainen, Nov 10, 2004
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    John Walton Guest

    Silver rears its ugly head.
    John Walton, Nov 11, 2004
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    Tom Phillips Guest

    Everyone should read this. You have to register on the NYT
    web site (free and silly but worth it.)

    Even Digital Memories Can Fade

    The nation's 115 million home computers are brimming over with
    personal treasures - millions of photographs...Yet no one has
    figured out how to preserve these electronic materials for the
    next decade, much less for the ages...the problem of digital
    archiving....confounds even the experts.

    "To save a digital file for, let's say, a hundred years is
    going to take a lot of work," said Peter Hite, president of
    Media Management Services, a consulting firm in Houston.
    "Whereas to take a traditional photograph and just put it in
    a shoe box doesn't take any work...."

    Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company
    Tom Phillips, Nov 11, 2004
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