Family Snaps in Peril

By Janet Raloff, 16:33 PM June 17, 2008

Every now and then, I attend a conference and run across some news I can use. Often, as today, passing reference to the theme emerged in sessions that my table-mates then pick up on at lunch. Today’s dining chat centered on the operational life of technologies we use to store our growing libraries of digital photos and videos. The bottom line: Don’t store files on DVDs, I learned, unless you’re prepared to dump the disks every three months and create new ones from your original sou...

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