The Library of Congress is investigating the aging of CD-Audio media using
an accelerated aging process.
Here is one of many articles from the last few days about it, "The Library
of Congress is destroying CDs to save CDs"
Those interested in donating old CDs to Library of Congress for destructive
testing can email [log in to unmask]
On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Mark Durenberger <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Oh man I'm with you on the vulnerability of the Cloud! Back up your
> important stuff on two or three different (currently-playable) media and
> store them off-site (in one or more places). Refresh as needed.
> Mark Durenberger, CPBE
> -----Original Message----- From: Tom Fine
> And wait until the majority of people have all their personal photos in
> "the cloud" and something goes very wrong like a cyber-warfare attack or
> something. I don't believe data can be "permanently" backed up in a way
> where it's easily
> retreivable like a printed book or black and white photo negative. It's
> much more a hope and pray
> thing with digital data, no matter how "fail safe" one thinks his system
> might be.
> -- Tom Fine