Backups and Storage, 50 years hence

What backup medium lasts 50 years and will be as easy to restore in 2056 as it is now? Mike Johnston writes that computers and backup systems are too complex today and that, “we shouldn’t all need to gradually become full-time archivists” to hold on to precious memories for decades. There are some great comments, and Mike has summarised a few of the ideas expressed in a follow up post. I may even purchase that DAM book. What is that medium? I don’t know, but it was prompted by Mike’s story when he was cleaning up a bench in a darkroom: “On the floor behind it, in all the dust… Read More

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