This column aims to focus on the obsolescence of technology, and the problems associated with the archiving, storage and retrieval of data.
The column takes the form of a viewpoint paper.
All technology is susceptible to obsolescence, meaning that information can be lost due to changes in hardware and software. A book or printed photograph created today may have a greater chance of still existing and being accessible in 2060 than the more advanced digital file or photo.
The column provides food for thought on issues of archiving, data storage and retrieval, and the growth in the quantity of information available.
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