> I would suspect that, rather than being intentional economic-related
> it has more to do with the simple "nature of the beast!" As we choose to
> preserve more information...and in more detail...our existing formats become
> impractical in cubic volume, if nothing else!
I can see that capacity needs continue to increase exponentially, but it
seems to me that our storage modalities are fundamentally flawed if one
considers longevity a goal.
There would seem to be little incentive to make anything that would last