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Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Thu Jun 9 17:13:35 EDT 2005
>> Actually, one can scratch a CD without even working at it. My CD of The
>> Mission's greatest hits is scratched to hell and back and won't play
>> properly, and I've *no* idea how it got that way. Very irritating.
> It may have something to do with its age. When they taught us about
> preservation of electronic data on my archives course, I learnt that it is
> recommended that data on CDs should be copied onto a new one every 10
> This is just in case, because nobody knows yet just how long CDs will
Nice theory, and may well be the case in general. But I'd only had that
particular CD for two or three years when the scratching turned up...and I
have older (*much* older, in some cases) CDs which are still fine. Maybe it
was just a duff disc.
> Mind you, I have some tapes from the mid-80s and they still play.
So have I!
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