Digital memory threatened as file formats evolve

Here\’s An Associated Press Story that says todays computer files may survive but the equipment to make sense of them might not. This era could become a \”digital dark age\” — a part of its collective memories forever lost.

The task would be much easier if software companies committed to open standards that remain fairly constant, Thibodeau said. But the market drives innovation and differentiation from competitors.

\”If your aim is to have something lasting 1,000 years from now, you can\’t plan on electronics doing the job.\”