Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
That or time.

They are going to degrade at the same rate, so how many there are won't matter.
Why do people think that digital files are never re-copied? If I have a valuable file, I keep it on magnetic media (disk and/or tape) as well as optical (CD/DVD), and I make backup copies of the disk drive, as well as making periodically making new copies of the CD/DVD's. I don't just make one copy and let it sit on a shelf until the rats chew holes in it.

Are businesses and governments keeping everything on paper, or are they keeping multiple digital copies?

These arguments against digital media are getting ridiculous.