Subtitle: Unlike Paper and Microfilm, Digital Documents Can Last Forever
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“Conventional wisdom” amongst genealogists, historians and archivists states that digital media is a poor method of storing data for decades or for centuries. This “conventional wisdom” claims that the only practical method of storing information for many years is to do so on paper or on microfilm/microfiche. There's only one problem: “conventional wisdom” is wrong!
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