The other day I was cleaning and reorganizing things, and I found a piece I had written 40 years ago (almost to the day). It's ink on manuscript paper and seems to have suffered little or no damage despite the passing of many decades.
How well will our digital files survive in the ensuing decades?
Will computers of the future recognize our old file formats? Will they recognize CDs? How about DVDs? Will GPO v75 be able to play our old files?
We're all putting a lot of man-hours into creating digital music. But are we taking the steps to preserve it?