Media Quiz

The average interval between the introduction of new floppy disk size standards was:
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
The best way to avoid catastrophic loss of digital storage media is:
  • Print out all documents and store in fireproof cabinets
  • Avoid touching media surfaces with bare hands
  • Store a set of copies in a different location
  • Maintain moderate temperature and humidity
The following all represent a threat to data on optical media except:
  • Excessive flexing
  • Labeling the wrong side
  • Stray magnetic fields
  • High heat and humidity
Obsolescence threatens (check all that apply):
  • Computer operating systems
  • Digital storage media
  • Basic encoding schemes for digital data
  • Hardware for reading digital storage media
  • File formats
  • Applications software
  • Computing hardware
The following are all trends in digital storage media except
  • Greater storage capacity
  • Higher density
  • Larger size
  • Lower cost per unit of storage
What was the first medium for storing digital content?
  • Paper
  • Magnetic tape
  • Floppy disks
  • Hard drives