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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2868434"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
As far as other media forms, I'm not really worried. Someone has master copies of, say, music and movies, and there will always be technology to convert it. It really doesn't matter if my copy of one album is digital or not.</div>
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yes. the file formats are not an issue for the most part (exceptions with DRM formats like DIVX). the physical media is problematic like floppy discs and laserdiscs (see BBC 1985 Domesday Project). i have a few zipdiscs that managed to survive the click of death but it's not exactly easily available for browsing now.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Project" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Project</a>
 

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^I still have an old school canon camera that uses floppy discs and now have discs with no way of viewing the pics on them. Of course at the time I used the camera I had assumed that all computers would have a floppy drive.<br><br>
I prefer printed photos in actual physical photo albums. I find it somewhat annoying to flip through somebody's digital photo album online because they always seem to feel the need to take a ridiculous amount of pictures.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fadeaway1289</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2868843"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
^I still have an old school canon camera that uses floppy discs and now have discs with no way of viewing the pics on them. Of course at the time I used the camera I had assumed that all computers would have a floppy drive.</div>
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can't you just get an external floppy drive for your computer?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>zirpkatze</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2868951"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
can't you just get an external floppy drive for your computer?</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2868965"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Aren't there services available to retrieve files and/or convert them? Where I am, there is a build-your-own-computer sort of store, and they have the equipment to do stuff like that. (IE, take in your zip disk and they'll move the files onto a cd or memory card for you.) It's not inexpensive, but it can be done.</div>
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Yeah I guess I can do these things. I'm just cheap and don't want to spend the money on them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I don't think they're very important pics anyways.<br><br>
It's just crazy how fast technology advances and changes.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Beancounter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2866854"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'll bet that would be fun to view... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
But there is still the problem of standards changing. Will USB ports/memory sticks still be used in 100 years?</div>
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No matter the medium, there will always be an option to print. Just print and keep albums if you are really that worried.
 
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