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Thanks for sharing that, Peter. Very smart and solid solution to data loss and recovery.
On almost a weekly basis we get some student or another complaining of data loss and their poor planning for it. I mean, admittedly, we all occasionally get caught with our "data pants" at half-mast. That's the nature of the medium. The idea is to try and mitigate against it and keep that data safe, or at the very least, recoverable. Try as we might, low-tech solutions rarely allow for quantity duplication, high-tech ones allow for mass duplication, but make for questionable presentation. Best to have both, I would surmise. Then again, space requirements and environmental considerations can be problematic for low-tech solution. Museums fight with this on a continual basis.
So what to do? Live with it, for most part, and hope for the best, I would presume. How about producing the low-tech image when needed and abandoning the constant presentation level? Sounds annoying presumptuous that you will have immediate, quality-level printing capabilities, doesn't it? Is it just me, or does anyone else find this conundrum a challenge? :confused:
Sorry for the confusion...
Low-tech is actual printed paper, where it requires no power to see what you have, other than natural light.
High-tech would be anything that would require a power source of some type to present the image for review or copy.
Does that clear it up?