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From: Brian <>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:35:09 -0400
On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:34:29 -0400, Wes Groleau
>A hundred years fom now, even though most people can't, there will be
>experts that know how to read floppy disks, just like we have experts
>that can read cuneiform and hieroglyphics.
>So I have no worries about that. I can however, guarantee that
>a hundred years from now, _no_one_ will be able to use my paper
>copies, unless they want to take one paper at a time, figure out
>what it is, figure out how to file it and index it, etc.
That is probably true but it will be very expensive to do so.
And some think that CD's and DVD's will only last for 20-30 years.