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Submission + - 80 year old Greenland photos (phys.org) 1

QQBoss writes: Old tech has lasting power, for sure. 80 year old silver glass plates of Greenland from Knud Rasmussen's mapping expedition surveys have been located and are clean enough to allow calculation of glacial melting in the 1930s.
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v5/n6/full/ngeo1481.html (*paywalled*, sorry)

What is the chance a topic like this could actually revolve around differences in quality of long term archival storage technologies and not devolve into what we all know exactly will happen?

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