I've just been asked to create a physically archivable copy of somebody's
account. Since the owner was a) an internationally renowned theoretical
physicist, and b) still actively doing physics when he died, it is probable that
his account contains unpublished papers and/or other work of significant
The archive is <100MB, I can guarantee darkness and coolness but not low
humidity, and the result has to survive decades. Lots of decades.
I was wary of CD-R, but am now leaning that direction having read
www.cdrfaq.org/faq07.html and some of the pages linked from it. (Basically, if
you choose good media, a good writer, handle like fresh eggs and store in
dark/cold/dry, CD-R may be good for 75-100years.... where's that "mediocrity"
Anybody got any better ideas, or links to discussions of this?
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