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Re: "Digital Dark Age"
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- Subject: Re: "Digital Dark Age"
- From: Laura Boston <bostonlj@WHITMAN.EDU>
- Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 08:59:24 -0800
- Message-Id: <199902101710.JAA18926@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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re: your opinion on the durability of CDROMs: I beg to differ. I mean no =
offense, but even CDs are rapidly becoming outdated. Computers are being =
sold now that have DVD drives. DVDs hold more information than CDs, and =
rapidly replacing them as the winner in the " information storage wars" =
where bigger always seems to be better. I think that 5 years from now, =
when the DVD's replacement will be seen, CDROMs will have gone the way of =
the 5 1/4" floppy. In a very few years, your beloved CDROM will be, =
unfortunately, just as obsolete.
Personally, I think the biggest problem is that technology is moving too =
quickly for our culture to catch up. No matter what the storage medium, =
be it paper, microfilm, CD or DVD, there will always be problems archiving =
information. We have not yet found the "perfect" storage medium, although =
I think that digital storage mediums, because of the amount of material =
they can archive will always have an important place. The key point is not =
to become too tied down to one format.
Penrose Memorial Library
Walla Walla, WA 99362
>>> DT Fletcher <FletcherOR@AOL.COM> 02/10 4:35 AM >>>
In a message dated 2/10/99 3:25:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
What about them? To compare a 5 3/4" floppy to a CD-ROM is silly. I am
talking about the winner in the digital storage wars not the losers. The
prevailing logic appears to be: Since digital storage mediums can become
obsolete this means that all digital storage mediums will by neccesity =