Quote Originally Posted by kevs View Post
It only takes one match / hard drive crash / electrical fault/ flood / lightning strike / earthquake to wipe out any archive, physical or digital. The only invulnerable data is that of which multiple copies are stored off-site away from the originals. And don't forget the role of the vinegar syndrome, or just plain carelessness. Hmmm, better get scanning then...

Wired: In Billions of Years, Aliens Will Find These Photos in a Dead Satellite

Photographs etched onto a silicon wafer, which is attached to a satellite. It will be up there until someone comes along and cleans up all of that space junk, at least.