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>From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>
>To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Logic
>Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 12:40:45 +0100
>Am I incorrect in suggesting that the advantage of CDs/DVDs is that unlike
>vinyl or tape, they do not, or at a much reduced rate, wear out on use?
>Hence they will last longer and the audio/video will remain crisper for
>longer than earlier a/v recording technologies.
I suppose that the CDs/DVDs are less subject to wear. They are still subject
to scratching and finger smudges aren't a good thing so they must be
periodically cleaned. The quality is superior to that of cassettes and
videotapes. No annoying hiss. No getting a tape eaten by the player. No
trying to retrieve eaten tape from the player and respool it after sometimes
needing to splice the damaged section out. No tracking problems with the
>For text recording, on the other hand, stone seems to pretty good (better
>than paper, parchment or papyrus for longevity certainly).
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> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Reply To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 5:25 am
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Logic
> > On 17 Aug 2001, at 14:16, John Wilkins wrote:
> > > on 17/8/01 2:09 PM, Lawrence DeBivort at email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >> With newer technologies such as CD and DVD these
> > > >> communications from the dead will last much longer and be much
> > > >> crisper.
> > > >
> > > > Longer and crisper than what?
> > > >
> > > The dead people?
> > >
> > Than LP's, most probably.
I remember that annoying scratchy sound that resounded through my speakers
when playing LP's and how my vinyl records would end up warping. Those
needle stylus thingies would wear out too.
Am I wrong in assuming greater longevity and clarity in digital formats than
the hissy, edible tape formats.
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