Print books, if taken care of, can last 3-800 years. Paper, three thousand. Shakespeare's
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme
was predicated on that.
CD's will soon be as unreadable as LP's are becoming now.
Computer disks get damaged or outmoded; who can read a low-density floppy?
Microfiche fade and can't be replaced (nobody's making them anymore, nor the machines to read them -- from what I hear decades of major newspapers are being lost...)
History is being effaced in an amnesia of succeeding technologies, a kind of collective Alzheimer's induced by scientific advancement.
So when will this blog go *poof*????