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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:51 PM

9. OK... let's go over this.

 

Yes, it will be possible to develop permanent digital media. In fact, we already have it, it's just expensive to use, and not yet as space efficient as it needs to be.. That will change.

And no, I haven't forgotten that the archives has been storing paper for long time. That paper was often rag or linen/hemp fiber paper, which doesn't require harsh acids and wasn't bleached like modern common copier/printer paper made from wood pulp. Also, I've actually done research at the Library of Congress, and seen people reading archived books a hundred or so years old that are literally crumbling in their hands.

Not sure of the point of the last paragraph... yeah I agree, but that's just the nature of the medium.

Cheers!

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