> In the audio field, I worry far more about the playability of analog tapes
> in 50-100 years than the survivability and usability of a
> managed digital archive. Every storage system requires management.
This is the key point, which I don't think the article addressed at
all. There's a lot of confusion about archiving - which implies some
kind of institution with a commitment to permanent management of the
resources - and individual data stores of whatever kind.
Heidi Johnson, PhD
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages
of Latin America
Dept. of Anthropology, EPS 1.130
1 University Station C3200
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712