Print

Print


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Phillips" <[log in to unmask]>
> One might also point out that unless the data is compromised already,
> migration to different media once it is already digitized is a *lot*
> simpler and faster. It can be completely automated easily. If you wait
> too long and the data is corrupt, then it is the worst of all possible
> worlds. In other words, if you are migrating (as we are with analog
> tape) because the original media is falling apart, everything is
> difficult and time consuming. If the data is in the form of non-tape
> based digital data already and you are migrating simply because storage
> devices are becoming outmoded, then the action is far simpler and
> requires much less human hands on it.
> 
BUT...the harsh fact is that a digital version of a sonic event is
nothing more or less than a worst-case approximation of a sonic
event which is more perfectly described by a digital "analog" file
(i.e. a .WAV file...?!) but still demonstrably short of perfection...?!

Steven C. Barr