Digital memories survive extremes

We knew modern memory cards were durable, but had no idea they would be quite so tough… They were dipped into cola, put through a washing machine, dunked in coffee, trampled by a skateboard, run over by a child’s toy car and given to a six-year-old boy to destroy.

Perhaps surprisingly, all the cards survived these six tests. —Digital memories survive extremes (BBC News)

Given to a six-year-old boy to destroy? This is another one of those “I wish I’d thought of that” genius news features. Thanks for the link, Rosemary.

I took about 200 digital photos while on vacation in the last week (to Long Island, NY for a family wedding, and then a short stop in Philadelphia to see the Please Touch museum and the historic downtown), and I doubt I’ll ever print more than a few dozen.