Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead
Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
If this technology can be perfected and made cost effective, it will probably be in use for quite some time. Even when the technology is finally replaced by something better, the data will be lost only if it isn't transferred from the old technology to the new technology before devices that can read the old technology are no longer available.
Lots of very good jazz albums never made it from vinyl to CD. And that's only a few years in. The only thing keeping vinyl alive is the DJ scratching fad.. and maybe a few audio purists. Will anyone be able to play an audio cassett 1000 years from now? They'll probably wonder why there's no glue on the tape. Doesn't even stick to anything.
Well as a collector I have plenty of albums (vinyl), and also a large number of cassettes that I recorded from my albums years ago. I don't play them anymore as I have my tape deck packed away, but I still play my albums all the time.
And yes, it's a shame a lot of stuff still hasn't made it to CD yet, especially a lot of jazz albums. However a good place to look and see what's made it to albums is Japan.
Anyway I'm betting they'll still be someone collecting and playing albums 100 years from now