complete and utter bollocks • from Engadget Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has made predictions in recent discussions with Washington Post editors, that he thinks there’ll be “no media consumption left in 10 years that is not delivered over an IP network.”

Every time I hear this crap I laugh maniacally . . . i will give you text books and reference books and hopefully a lot of disposable media like – pop psychology, astrology predictions and corporate biographies that will no longer be made from trees . . . to read while they peddle heir asses off at the gym…..

PRINT is the longest lived media
humanity has managed to create.

CD-ROMs are estimated to last from 30 to 200 years.
CD-Rs, before they are recorded, have an estimated shelf life of five to ten years.
CD-Rs, after recording, estimated 70 to 200 years.
CD-RWs are expected to last at least 30 years.
Photo CDs have an expected life of over 100 years.
Magnetic tape has a life of 30 to 100 years
Hard drives expected to last 114 to 170 years
A vinyl record has a life span of 100 years
solid state drives last about 145 Years

Archimedes Palimpsest 1150+ years so far…..

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