seeing as how you also have another MTBF stories
you appear to have a theme this week :o)
anyhow, it brings me to the point, not much of one, but the reality is who IS actually and aggressively trying to sort out formats that will hold data for not just decades, but centuries, maybe even millennia ?
we already have some old formats that would not be possible to read or recover, and it isn't just down to the youth of the techs looking at this, who here can recall the most pirated software from way back when - Lotus 123 - and its office stablemate, AmiPro ?
does anyone still use them, are there any data stores around stuffed with old shit ?
you may well say that old isn't worth keeping, that business only needs to hold onto forms for X number of years, but what's going to happen when .mp3 dies off ?
who is ready to lose their .mp4 movies ?
the future may be bright, but it will also need to be curated properly, we are bound to have issues and some formats will die, but it's more the BIG players we need to concern ourselves with
FWIW - I still have some 3.5" floppies with my AmiPro docs on it showing how to maintain / repair several [back then] VITAL machines in a factory I used to work in, I started to collate a lot of data / reports and repair notes into digital format, not to mention the Lotus 123 spreadsheets for maintenance schedules
work management never understood why I was doing this, TBF, neither did I :o)
but it meant I could also keep my Lottery syndicate details up to date, with who paid, who owed etc
how do I open them now I plead
they were my life ffs :oP :o)