Oh Yes!

It is pretty well known now that you can count on CD's to last only ca 20 years (max), depending upon how one cares for them. Scary...but true!

Melissa : )

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Frank Ippolito [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
        Sent: Thu 5/6/2004 10:12 AM
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        Subject: archiving digital files

        An article currently on CNN brings up a scary potential for those of us who
        believed the manufacturers and have archived our creations onto disc...


         Frank Ippolito
         Principal Scientific Assistant
         Div. Vertebrate Paleontology
         American Museum of Natural History
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         NY    NY    10024
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