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Optical discs are vulnerable to dust and dirt.
Hard disk drives are vulnerable to mechanical shock and jerks.
Solid state drives lose data if power isn't provided over time.
All in all serious archiving is dead.

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If you want it archived, write it on parchment.

gdk at 2016-05-25T09:22:56Z

All matter is fragile, given sufficient time scales. However, unlike with text on paper, perfect copying is possible and requires many fewer scribes to do.

Lars Wirzenius at 2016-05-25T11:23:47Z

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"Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe" :-)

Tyng-Ruey Chuang at 2016-05-26T02:09:29Z