Posted by: SJC
Application design, custom application development, Data Formats, Data Integrity, Data Rot
Here in the Northeastern U.S. it is snowing outside and I found myself starting my day browsing through the myriad of industry emails I watch regularly. Now, I’ve blogged previously regarding my thoughts on the “paperless office” (See “The “Paperless” Office – Myth or Real Possibility?). But this morning I found the article “Paperless office? Ha! How about a paperless life?” — and of course I just had to check that out!
While mulling over the “…paperless life…” idea I recalled how yesterday while watching TV in the morning I was introduced to the term “Data Rot” in a CBS news story. I’d never run into the term but I immediately could relate to the terminology, as well as the concept of data formats “going away”. (I was enthralled with the “wire recorder” and “reel to reel” recorder when I was in my ‘tweens!).
Anyway, “Data Rot”, the “paperless office” and “paperless life” all are interesting topics, and looking back at what I’ve seen for changes in my life, I can’t help but wonder what our lives will look like in 2080? One thing I’m sure of, however, death and taxes – not necessarily in that order!