In today`s Japan edition of the International Herald Tribune there appears
a front-page article titled `A Preservation Jam for the Digital Age`. After
speaking a bit about the woes of digital preservation (`no one has figured
out how to preserve these electronic materials`; the challenge is `dire and
complex`; storing a photograph is much simpler than storing a file of a
photograph; etc.), comes this shocker: `Short of a clear solution, experts
recommend that people copy their materials, which were once on vinyl, film
and paper, to CDs and other backup formats`. ?!?!
Hafner, Katie. `A Preservation Jam for the Digital Age`. _International
Herald Tribune_, Nov. 11, 2004, 1, 6.