This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started). Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The death of tape has been greatly exaggerated
In a recent news article Bloomberg's has reported on the return of reel-to-reel tape
into the music market. Ironically, in Information Technology, tape is
also maligned and has been assigned to the scrapheap of history like the
In most cases, the alternative of hard disks, also known as spinning
rust, is promoted as the only storage solution required. Ironically,
spinning rust is the derogatory term used by the protagonists of flash arrays or SSDs, who in term predict the death of hard disks.