Photographs as tengible objects - lessons learned in Japanese tsunami

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Allan Olesen
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Re: Photographs as tengible objects - lessons learned in Japanese tsunami
In reply to TheChefs, 5 months ago

TheChefs wrote:

DVDs suffer from bit rot, I can't read a DVD I burnt 2 years ago, because it rotted away...

Collections of digital photos need to be kept alive by being copied to a new medium every now and then. You can't just copy once and forget. 100 years from now, nobody will be able to read them, even if the data is well preserved.

So storing on DVDs is downright stupid because it gets so tedious to keep the collection alive when it is spread across several DVDs.

You need a medium which is large enough to hold all your keeper photos and other important digital information, so everything can be easily backed up, shared - and moved to a new medium when that time arises.

Right now, harddisks is an example of such a medium. Cloud storage is another, though less tangible and secure in some ways.

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