> If you have a backup on disk or CDr from 1992 that you can still read reliably, I'd be happy to hear about it.
Yes, I have a 1996-era backup on disk. It's an 80MB tarfile sitting on my 1TB stata hard disk. Of course, it's not the SAME disk. So what? Next time I upgrade disk drives, I'll just copy it over with everything else. Works great.
(Not much of value in there, just some Mac System 7 utilities I wrote and an old mail spool. Utterly worthless. I'd delete it if 80 MB weren't completely inconsequential these days...)
CDr, you're absolutely right. Not a chance. Those start dropping bits after 6 months.