A Photo a Day

February 7, 2004

Pictures on CD

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:27 pm

Regardless of whether they have been taken directly with a digital camera or scanned from film:
Lots of images are saved onto CDs and DVDs every day.
But: how safe are they there.
Reading an article in a German Computer Magazine I realised that this may not be for eternity.
Prints and slides always have deteriorated over time - the same seems to be true for digital storage media.
Quite possible that we won’t be able to read them in a few years?

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Random post from the past:

Woodpecker in Rossitten

Rossitten is well-known for the ornithologists who are following the movement of migratory birds by marking them with the usual rings. However, in today's world science is not everything -public relations are also important. While humans may easily understand this concept, this tiny woodpecker obviously was not convinced - the bird was used to demonstrate the technique of applying rings and had to endure several minutes as a model while two busloads of tourists were asking questions... ...

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