Better backup those backups.

Here’s something that I didn’t know: CD-R’s (a.k.a. writable CD’s) only last two to five years before the data on them starts to degrade. The range is so wide because the durability of the disc depends on the quality of its manufacture and the conditions that the media is stored in — cool, dry environments being the best. And I’ve been thinking all this time that non-magnetic media lasts forever. If you’ll excuse me, I have some data back-up work to do…

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