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engine - 3:41 pm on Jul 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
|The growing problem of accessing old digital file formats is a "ticking time bomb", the chief executive of the UK National Archives has warned. |
Natalie Ceeney said society faced the possibility of "losing years of critical knowledge" because modern PCs could not always open old file formats.
She was speaking at the launch of a partnership with Microsoft to ensure the Archives could read old formats.
Digital Data, a 'Ticking Time Bomb' [news.bbc.co.uk]
We are all experiencing these issues every time a program is upgraded, or even a technology change with HD DVD and BluRay.
What's going to happen to the digital data I have on my DVDs - who really knows. I'm in the middle of converting analogue to digital right now.
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