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Jiggy GatonRe: Film Fading to Black
by on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:53:48 am

I agree with David above! Interesting read. But I've read so many like, only the authors and the media keep changing: paper (as in office), paper (as in books), photographic film, DV tape, tape (as in music), Vinyl, and now film film.

To me all of the above is dead. But I am just a producer / user. Another interesting angle might be to look at archivists, to see if they are dying ...or growing. They are the ones who will have to eventually deal with all these legacy formats, and my guess is that might be dwindling in numbers as well. But I have no data on that... and I've only met a handful of archivists in my lifetime - for any media type.

And I've never met a kid in high school or college who told me, "when I grow up I want to be an archivist."

So if there are no archivists left at some point in the future, isn't "fill in the blank__ is dead" a mute point. In this future, everything is dead as soon as a new media is released and adopted by producers. The world's knowledge in words and pictures and sounds becomes a rolling ball collecting bits as it moves forward, and losing bits as it bounces down the steep hill of eternity. Oh well...

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