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Re: CD Storage disks (yet again)

Subject: Re: CD Storage disks (yet again)
From: "Chuck B" cgbragg
Date: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:01 am (PST)
oryoki2000 wrote:

>in a box with electronics necessary to interface
>with a computer's data bus.
    No matter what your medium, eventually it will be obsolete. Oryoki 
spoke of 5" diskettes - I have some 8" diskettes. I also have an 8" 
drive - but I no longer have a computer that runs MS-DOS 5.0 ***slowly 
enough*** (!) to run the drive, so the disk drive is useless. Upgrading 
from Win9x to XP made my HP slide scanner obsolete - no drivers. I had 
to keep an old computer just to run it. So, you have to bear in mind 
that any link in the hardware and software chain that runs your storage 
medium can suddenly disappear. IMHO hard drives are likely to be 
compatible longer than floppies and CDs, but nothing is forever.

Chuck Bragg, Pacific Palisades, CA
Membership, Newsletter, Web manager
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society

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