[Tig] Digital data storage (was something else)
Wed Mar 9 19:12:57 GMT 2005
> I'm sure you're very excited about future trends, MEMS-based storage
sounds wonderful (I myself can't wait for the latest line of bionic eye
implants slated for 2020)
I've said a few things that may have been glanced-over, maybe because my
posts tend to be long. I try for precision in my messages. This last
statement is an example of that, I didn't say "I am precise". This takes a
lot of work when composing to make sure that the message is as accurate as
possible. It's easy to fail to expose the subtleties. Sorry.
I'll just highlight ONE statement I made in my very FIRST post on this
"I think that what makes sense today is to store on film
with a look at moving to data in 5 to 25 years,
depending on the nature of the property
and evolution in the necessary technology fields."
That's worth repeating with highlights:
"I think that WHAT MAKES SENSE TODAY is to STORE ON FILM
with a LOOK AT MOVING TO DATA IN 5 TO 25 YEARS,
depending on the NATURE OF THE PROPERTY
and EVOLUTION in the necessary TECHNOLOGY fields."
Just case that was a little too subtle:
Today: STORE ON FILM. STORE ON FILM. STORE ON FILM.
Digital: NOT NOW!!! NO, NO, NO.
When: In 5 to 25 years. It depends.
Why: Because a technology must surface that clearly justifies it.
Which: Possibly MEMS (from other statements made in post)
What: Only projects (PROPERTY) that have to get off film or already
not on film.
Or some other metric determined by PROPERTY owner.
Signposts: Technology must EVOLVE to the point that there will be no
question that migration is both safe and necessary.
EVERYTHING I said is guided by the above. Run whatever argument through the
above filter. The logic should hold.
I also said:
"The Wright brothers couldn't have envisioned a 767 airliner, YF22 fighter
or a Concorde."
Folks, you gotta let go. Film is great. Today. In 25 years? Well, I
certainly hope we resolve long-term digital data storage by then.
I have my chips on digital. I'm all in.
eCinema Systems, Inc.
martin at ecinemasys.com
ecinema at ieee.org
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