OT: Archiving data/video/movies/photos/oral history

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Sat Jun 3 23:34:54 2000

On Sat, 3 Jun 2000, John Foust wrote:
> finding CD-ROM readers, I'm sure the surplus places will have
> pristine in-shrink-wrap ones on the shelf, in the same way
> you can still buy surplus from WW II.

That's not to say the odds are as good of them working as WWII surplus
still working. A radio from that era was a far more durable piece of
equipment (aside from the chance of tube (valve) breakage from
improper handling and capacitors, or condensors as they called them
back then, going bad) than a CD-ROM drive with all it's
miniaturization and parts that probably won't handle years and years
of thermal fluctuations very well and thin plastic parts that may
become brittle and break, etc.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Sat Jun 03 2000 - 23:34:54 BST

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