Friday, September 24, 2010

Technological advances

I live in an age where I have the fortune to have a million photos of my growing child in digital format.
If a printed image gets damaged, I have the ability to print a new version.
Here's the snag, all those pictures take up space and reside in aging technology.
All I can do is back them up and pray that future technology will accept the format.
However I've not hit a point where I no longer have space on my backup.
So what do I do?
Of course, I'll buy a new backup drive but what do I do with the old drive? Do I back up that back up just in case that fails?
It's vicious.
I lost most of my wedding photos because of a failed backup.
What am I suppose to do?
Sure I can load them onto a website but the compression rate will degrade the files.