The Irony of Preservation

Does it not seem ironic that chances are, the older the media, the longer they are likely to survive in a usable form? Sheet music from 200 years ago is as good now as the day it was written. Can you say the same about your laser discs, 8-track tapes, favorite Atari video games, and CR-ROMs?

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft in the Foreword to Richard Banks, The Future of Looking Back, 2011

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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