Searching the web, I found this flickr photo by “Ksaad,” who calls it “Digital Garbage.” Ksaad’s photo (which I’ve cropped slightly) nicely captures several parts of the [tag]digital preservation[/tag] dilemma — how many of these programs won’t work on a standard PC configuration of 2006? 2016? 2106? Even if a platform might somehow run these programs in 100 years, the media might degrade beyond recovery anyway.
Paper seems immortal in comparison.
Ksaad licensed this work under a Creative Commons License.