Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Digital decay happens, and relentlessly, says NY Times

Hollie Horton, Shreveport
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"Electronically produced drafts, correspondence and editorial comments, sweated over by contemporary poets, novelists and nonfiction authors, are ultimately just a series of digits — 0’s and 1’s — written on floppy disks, CDs and hard drives, all of which degrade much faster than old-fashioned acid-free paper."

See the article "Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit," by Patricia Cohen,
March 15, 2010.

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