- Oct 2016
I saw a doco where some ancient manuscript had been restored , translated and copied on to CD. The show presenter said it was great as now we have a lasting record. They guy doing all the work said ; not really, in a matter of a few years it will have to be redone as new computers will not be ale to read it and we will probably have a new storage medium by then anyway.during the great collapse of the 12th century BC , linear B writing disappeared
if the medium is gone , the information is lost
a future society might not be able to access digital information ,due to a lack of spare parts ,once the last CD driver snuff its mortal coil
I suppose they might remain as decoration for a while
The he pointed to the manuscript - this however has lasted nearly 1000 years and we can still read and understand it .