Technology

I have family vacation photos on those memory cards that go inside digital cameras.  I have important documents saved on floppy disks.  I have lots of home movies on VHS tapes, and on those little cassettes that go inside video cameras.

While I’m sure it’s possible to somehow retrieve and look at them, and perhaps even to transfer them to some other medium that hasn’t yet become obsolete (as I did when I taped all my albums onto cassette tapes and as I did when I paid a lot of money to have someone transfer our family’s old Super 8 home movies to VHS tape), for all intents and purposes they are as locked away as if I had lost them.

Just saying.

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