I'm sure we have all given thought to the fragility of our files. We take steps to protect photos and paper documents to extend their lives, and we even digitize them.
Dick Eastman writing in his Blog The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter, gives us a view of how digital files have the longest life span. It will take a bit of maintenance on our part of course, but given that, digital files will far outlive either paper or microfilm.
This article is a good read and addresses one of those ever-present questions, You will find the full article at:
Digital Files May Last Much, Much Longer than Paper or Microfilm | Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
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