Read this … before we can’t!

Google boss warns of ‘forgotten century’ with email and photos at risk
… I actually have had this concern, myself. I have vinyl albums that never became CDs, let alone MP3s. I have a whole bunch of photos I’ve taken that have never been printed (and if they had, it wouldn’t be on archival quality paper and ink). Who knows if it’ll be possible to view .jpgs or .tiffs in fifty or a hundred years? The article mentions documents in .pdf or Word formats, which may become “illegible” after a few more generations of the latest software advances. It depends on how forward-thinking the high priests of data are. At least one of them is bringing up the issue.

About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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