Re: Media mortality (< facing your own mortality)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 3, 2008, 14:11|
> Being plastic they will hold up longer than paper. The biggest
> problem with CD's is laser burn which only occurs if they are
> actually being used. Sitting on a shelf at room temperature
> won't hurt them at all.
I tend to disagree: plastic media slowly disintegrate just like
Laser burn OTOH is an urban legend. Just because it's called a
'laser' does not mean in burns. It's simply a weak light beam.
On DVDs, even if they last, no-one will be able to reverse engineer
the data format because of its complexity. BDs have even more complex
encoding and add strong encryption. Very hard to decode even if you
have all the raw bits. Without a clue, you'll be lost.