Since digital cameras came along, a lot of us have been storing our memories on a hard drive rather than in a shoe box or photo albums. But what will become of those memories down the road? Hard drives can crash. CDs and DVDs can warp or be rendered useless by future types of media. And companies that store your photos online can go belly up. Now a University of California, Santa Cruz economist has launched a nonprofit that he says is guaranteed to keep your data forever. Kai Pommerenke says because his service, Chronicle of Life, is a nonprofit, it will pledge to maintain the service, and even convert all uploaded files to whatever the new standard has become.
[Via: Dial Global]