Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler

Moderately Confused

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  1. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 12 months ago

    @hollie2009ad

    The hand written letters will also fade. They’ll last for decades but her descendants will eventually lose the ability to read the language. Look at the rapid changes in English brought about by the new technology. It is sad, but inevitable. I expect the changes will give future historians fits. :-)

  2. msowards

    msowards said, 12 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Not only that, but with electronic data you can move it from old media to new with no loss of fidelity. It does take effort to maintain access to the old data, don’t let the new technology move to far away before you transfer.
    e.g. I moved my music from vinyl to CD and then CD tracks to MP3 and then the mp3 to SD cards, but it would be nearly impossible to go directly from vinyl to SD card today with out a huge cost investment.

  3. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @msowards

    I went from old 78 rpm shellac to LP to Cassette and then CDs—at age 89, I’ll stop here.

  4. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 12 months ago

    @msowards

    For many, making the change is a hassle. The majority will succumb to lethargy and memories will be lost. BTW, is there a product out to copy 35mm slides to digital? I wonder how many millions of 35 mm slides are moldering in shoe boxes?

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I treasure many old letters from my parents etc. But I also treasure the emails and Skype messages that my lover sent me. I had some great old slides of the kids that fit my parents projector (and I did not get a chance to scan before my brother took it all and now he’s gone too). I had so many Beta tapes in my collection, then VHS and now DVDs. Many family and pet films are all now on DVD (and my favorites are on a USB based hard drive).

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Look online; there are companies who are set up to do it efficiently.

  7. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 12 months ago

    @Quartermain MILLER

    What? No Reel-to-reel or 8-tracks?

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