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Re: [ARSCLIST] Interesting WSJ Article on when libraries should discard their holdings.
True... But much less of them in digital gear....
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of phillip holmes
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Interesting WSJ Article on when libraries should
discard their holdings.
Boy, do caps age! I restore audio equipment and caps are behind 75% of
the problems I encounter.
Don Cox wrote:
> On 06/01/07, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Don, this makes no sense. An occurance that would decimate every copy
>> of every digital data would definitely destroy all other matter, too.
>> Books and records burn faster than computers, last I checked.
> Digital data needs a supply of electricity to be read. It needs a
> working monitor to be viewed.
> After twenty years of Dark Ages, not much of the current gear will be
> still usable. Capacitors age.