I frequently hear a genealogist say something like this: “Digital storage methods are dangerous and won’t last long. I am going to save everything on paper so it will last forever.”
I strongly disagree. That is one of the fallacies that seem to float around forever. Professional archivists and data center managers all know better than that.
I certainly do not object to saving information on paper as long as that is only one of the copies made and is in addition to digital copies However, I would never trust paper as the only means of storing information for many years.
Paper is one of the most delicate storage methods available.