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James Tanner's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Genealogist's View -- More about memory cards -- Part two

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Digital memory is measured in bits and bytes. I am not going to get into a…

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Added by James Tanner on January 27, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Genealogist's View -- More about memory cards

The names chosen by the manufacturers of memory cards are not helpful. They seldom give you any idea what the product is or can do. Since, in my experience, genealogists are consumers of flash memory and purchase digital cameras, it would be convenient to know what you are looking at when making a purchase without doing a search on the Internet. Unfortunately the memory card landscape is just about as complicated as buying a new car (although they cost a whole lot less than cars). I think this… Continue

Added by James Tanner on January 27, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

Dispelling some myths about flashdrives

Back on January 11, 2011 I wrote a post entitled, "Update on the reliability of flashdrives." I am certainly not immune to believing Internet Myths. I am fan of the MythBusters program on TV (which I am too busy to watch) but interestingly some of the myths they set out to disprove actually turn out to be true. But the opposite is very much more likely. Information passed around on the Internet…

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Added by James Tanner on January 25, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

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