Although opinions vary on how to preserve data on digital storage media, such as optical CDs and DVDs, Kurt Gerecke, a physicist and storage expert at IBM Deutschland GmbH, takes this view: If you want to avoid having to burn new CDs every few years, use magnetic tapes to store all your pictures, videos and songs for a lifetime.
Magnetic tape? I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the guy works for IBM, a company up to their eye balls in magnetic tape products. It's just not a good option for consumers. Thoughts?