Re: I Want My Trees To Outlive Me #general


Peter Cohen
 

I am a firm believer in written records. I do not expect any online company to exist 20 or 30 years from now. And even while they exits, the odds are that they would purge data that had not been changed after some number of years. Creating a CD, DVD or USB drive to store the data won't help if the devices that read them are replaced by something else later on.  But, if you have a book that details the work you have done, when your heirs clean out your house (hopefully years from now), they will know it is that they have in their hands.  This is not to say that you should not also keep your work online or in some digital format. But, as someone who has spent 30 years in technology, I am warning that digital storage changes frequently. Floppy disks and various forms of tape are very hard to read today and there is no reason to think today's storage methods are any more enduring.

Peter Cohen

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