I’m sure some of us have inherited media from older folks who cared about
the music they loved.
To me, that’s almost as good as money (almost).
Problem is, not every generation will appreciate the type of music or go
through the trouble to play it.
But, it’s not unusual that they’ll save Aunt Sally’s Yerba Buena big band
collection in the basement for someone who will appreciate it decades later.
So here’s a situation where a music collection could be totally ignored for
50 years and then be unearthed and loved by the discoverer.
Sure, this person could go online and download all this music but if they
were just files, what exactly was his/her favorite aunt’s dancing to when
she was young and in love.
And wouldn’t Aunt Sally be tickled that her favorite nephew/niece would be
enjoying what she loved.
Carl Stephen Koto
On July 25, 2017 at 8:16:55 AM, eliya gwetta ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Exactly, Matt! Banks back up and transfer their data periodically, and
> they will surely have the data on 30-year mortgages when payoff time
> and beyond.
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> On Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:12:23 -0500 eliya gwetta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> "I buy vinyl records because I will be able to play them in 30 years,
> while my digital files will probably be lost in the next 10 years."
> Why will your digital files be lost in the next 10 years? Personal
> preservation requires a proactive approach, but it's not very difficult
> expensive. Replenishing and backing up data does require some thought and
> at least intermittent attention, but if your collection is worth it to
> it's a small price to pay.
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