On 25/06/03, Watsky, Lance wrote:
> The question actually posted specifically asked about long term
> preservation. The problem is not whether or not CD's and DVD's will
> last for posterity, but if the players will still be around in the
> future. Although digital and optical media is wonderful for providing
> access, I believe that the Library of Congress still promotes
> utilizing reel-to-reels to serve as their preservation copies. Can
> someone please correct me, if I am wrong.
You can still get players for Edison cylinders.
I think players for obsolete formats will be specialist items, but will
be available somewhere, certainly for formats as widely used as CDR.
(Barring global catastrophes and collapse of civilization.)
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