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  •  One of the fucked up things about digital... (5+ / 0-)

    is that there is not now, and never has been, a standard format for archiving.

    One of the directors (I forget which one) mentions that his catalog (which includes a lot of music videos and shorts) is archived in 84 different formats (going back to floppy discs).

    In order to ensure that the archives can be read in the future, what they do now is include a format-appropriate reader with each film.

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