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Tape is still an option.

Many folks today say that magnetic tape is a dead media. I disagree. Sure, it’s not as fast as a hard drive or a flash drive for backup, but it has it’s place. Especially when it is used for archival purposes.

I do video projects with my Mac. I like to retain the entire project. The raw footage, the edited footage, and the final product may it be DVD or a VHS tape. I can store all of that material on a single DLT tape.

Now, this tape medium is not as cheap as hard drives are today. I can however store more in a small space by using tape.

Also the retention time for tape can be many years and still be readable. I have been working with tape since the 70’s so I know what I am speaking about.

Next week I will talk in detail about my tape setup and the upgrade I am doing to it.

Come back and check it out.

Musical Selection –

This tune is so upbeat and fun. It always makes me happy and gets me up on the morning drive to work.

But guess what —- They will not allow me to embed it! More and more artist are doing this on YouTube.

Not happy — Killing my style!

Saturday — Great Radio

Speaking of checking out, check out “The Internet Advisor Show” on 760 AM WJR on Saturday May 29th, 2010. I will be back on the air with Gary Baker and  Ed RudeI talking all things computer and Internet fro 5 to 7 PM.

Great to listen to while grilling something yummy on the Barbie.

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  • “This tune is so upbeat and fun. It always makes me happy and gets me up on the morning drive to work.”

    Calvin, you couldn’t embed the YouTube video, but you did get my curiosity up. Can you provide a link?