Sharpie Permanent Pens for CDR and CDRW discs
lanbarnes at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 17 08:02:10 PDT 2000
Carl Lowenstein wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 10:59:06 -0700
> > From: Lan Barnes <lan.barnes at tenngroup.com>
> > Organization: TennGroup, Inc
> > To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
> > Subject: Re: Sharpie Permanent Pens for CDR and CDRW discs
> > Stewart Stremler wrote:
> > >
> > > I think perhaps we should perform a few tests -- write a few dozen CDs,
> > > scribble on half of them with sharpies, and leave the other half alone,
> > > and then store them for a year or three, testing for bit-rot every so
> > > often.
> > This is like doing longevity research on redwoods :-) Can you
> > think of a 3-yr-old disk you might want to spin for anything
> > except a test?
> Some people are using recordable CD's for data archiving. They (we)
> hope to get at least a 10-year useful life, before a better storage
> medium comes along to transcribe the data to.
Yup (to you and Stewart Stremler). Another case of my shooting my
keyboard off without thinking.
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Lan Barnes lanbarnes at earthlink.net
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