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From: Steve Hayes <>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 02:56:35 +0200
On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:35:09 -0400, Brian <> wrote:
>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.
I have some CDs that are unreadable after 8 years.
Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk