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Old 03-05-2011, 12:54 PM
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Default Re: How are analog formats doing?

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I was kind of referring to this push that tech companies are making to store everything in their cloud system. I just don't trust them; not in the context of big brother, they know where you are, etc. They've easily had the information on a large majority of the population for the last ten years, at least. I just don't trust them in regards to their capabilities to have that information for the next twenty or thirty years and not screw it up in some way. At least if I have a hard copy CD, cassette, or record, it'd be up to me to screw it up. If I've got something stored on someone else's server, there's just more of a chance for something to go wrong.
Something along those lines is the phenomena of digital obsolescence...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_obsolescence

...and this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC3z8sXpBHg
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