you surely already know how inaccurate are your conclusions and, more importantly, the "automatic" conclusion is groundless and it would need some deeper analysis.Ow, come on , you know:
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.and of course (since we are going onto proverbs):
and of course :
Fact is stranger than fiction
As per the digital archiving, I have to say that You're inviting me to eat pasta and meat !!!, as it is said in my birthplace (sorry for the italian translation : Mi stai invitando a pasta e carne !!! ).Not a common italian proverb I would use "invitare la lepre a correre" o "invitare a nozze" (literally "to invite a hare to run" and "to invite someone to a wedding" I know not a correspondent English proverb :blushing:)
... I think there are other, more friendly solutions, such as DVD-RAMs,.Any (real) compared research about durability of DVD-RAM's over other optical media?
The M-Disc (though it's lifetime is IMHO really needing to be actually tested) is "as friendly" as possible, the LG drive can be found for between 25 and 80 bucks or so:
and at 30 bucks for 10 discs the media itself is fairly cheap:
About patents a "firmware" would still fall into "software" and consequently in "software patents" which are VERY debated, both in actual validity worldwide and in actual possibility of getting a patent.
And being able to defend them (provided that you manage to be granted one) is a very, very, very difficult (and costly) legal exercise.