On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Mike Richter wrote:

> 2. Manufacturers of recordable media guesstimated lifetime in centuries,
> not decades.

I can only relate my recollection that suppliers of CDROM products would
limit lifetime to ten years.

> 3. English text - ASCII, ANSI or otherwise represented - is highly
> tolerant of error. Executable code is not. Audio is moderately tolerant
> for most listeners in most cases.

This I do not understand. With each bit being significant for text, how
can text be less subject to error?