Hi Richard:

You don't archive anything to "archival media" for safety anymore? I do. Don't most people? Maybe 

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clarifying the MAM-A gold comment

> At 06:46 AM 2006-12-12, Tom Fine wrote:
>>I am actually somewhat surprised that there isn't a large enough medical and mil-spec market for 
>>high-quality data storage that a manufacturer would have enough critical mass right there. Tack on 
>>archvies/institutions and the music "business" (in quotes because it is quickly becoming the 
>>opposite of a business model if business model = profitable and long-term) and it seems there's 
>>room for a quality niche. Why not?
> Because...the only real niche for optical media are the archives too small for a managed digital 
> store. All of the large institutions are looking towards managed digital stores aka institutional 
> repositories.
> It's true. You and I keep things on spinning hard drives even now.
> Cheers,
> Richard
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