You didn't expect CDs and DVDs to last forever . . . but how long will they still be good? John Carter grabs our attention with this information, "Here's an interesting article that attempts to explain the reasons why you might not want to rely on CDs and DVDs for an archive of your favorite images, videos, and documents. The life span of such a media is dependent on more than just how the CD/DVD is made - mold and rot are also factors." This MakeUseOf article was posted yesterday, and it tells how to check your disks for deterioration.