Put a well printed book on the shelf for 500 years. Then take it down, open it and you’ll be able to read it. Put your most valuable data on a disk drive, or a DVD, or a thumb drive. Wait five years and then try to read it. Maybe you’ll be lucky, maybe you won’t.
Is that any way to run a digital civilization? Clearly, we need something better. A lot better. That something better may be here. It is a DVD, and soon to be a Blu-ray disc, disc, with a claimed life of 1000 years. From a company called M-DISC.