digital camera capabilities
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 16 15:06:28 CST 2007
--- James Fogg <James at jdfogg.com> wrote:
> > As an expert in this area, my opinion is that
> silicon sensors have a
> > ways to catch up to film. Both CCD and CMOS
> sensors lack in
> > and the spatial sampling artifacts Der Mouse
> mentioned are only part
> > the problem.
> Another part of the problem is archiving the images.
> Decay of film/paper
> photography is well known and incredibly slow(esp.
> B&W). Digital bitrot
> is much faster and not well known. Just ask anyone
> who's lost a hard
> disk drive full of digital baby pictures. I've also
> seen a lot of
> discussion about CD-ROM and DVD-ROM lifespan and
> it's not good either.
But optical media is cheap enough that you can create
new archives periodically (every 6 months might not be
a bad idea given the flakiness of optical media). Have
we forgotten the old days when everything was
*periodically* - HA! - backed up with a stack of
floppies as high as the Tower of Babel? That is if you
were smart. People are sheep and lazy these days. I
cringe when I hear the commercials for online data
storage (and to think on the Laura Ingraham show!)
almost daily. Why??? Isn't there enough automated back
up software so you can do it yourself? Can you say
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