Sunday, January 28, 2007

Digital Ice Age

Here's an interesting article concerning a subject genealogists and family historians have a vested interest in--will how we save our files today enable them to be readable/accessible in the future? Below is just the first two lines of this article, published in the December 2006 issue of Popular Mechanics. The National Archives is mentioned in the article. Click on the link to read the rest.

The Digital Ice Age

The documents of our time are being recorded as bits and bytes with no guarantee of future readability. As technologies change, we may find our files frozen in forgotten formats. Will an entire era of human history be lost?

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