On 16/05/2014, Music Hunter wrote:
> Hi Tom & friends,
> Is there any evidence pointing to that happening?
> I am still enjoying CDs obtained when CDs were first introduced in the
> early '80's with no sign of self-degrading in over 30 years. I'm
> trying to think of what other products we have that have that still
> work as well as they did when brand new.
CDs (except for a few that were faulty in manufacture) are lasting very
well. They also seem to be still in demand by people who really care
about music and will not accept lossy compression.
There are plenty of books around that are several hundred years old and
work as well as new.
Less extreme, I have good camera lenses from the 1960s that give
excellent image quality on today's digital camera. And black-and-white
negatives last for decades at least.
A fifty year old pencil that hadn't been used up would draw as well
today as it did when new, and fifty year old drawing paper is perfectly
OK. I have some inherited watercolour paints that still work as well as
new, and may be up to a century old.
> Talk about value...
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