You would never bore me by telling me of your accomplishments, only by bragging about a lack of them. In these circumstances I'm guessing that we're talking about climate controlled environments in which nobody is likely to be running a circular saw next to a shelf of tapes, so fair enough. The materials certainly have improved, polyester vs Nitrocellulose backings on film and tape. Since you mention longevity you'll probably be aware of how many wonderful old movies were lost due to the (almost) explosive Nitrocellulose film stock. Magnetic tape emulsion binders can fail also, and at the end of the day, there's no such thing a absolute permanence, just empires under the sands. I'm hoping you'll accept this reply as not even lukewarm. There actually still is a fair amount of meaningful content in this thread, once you wipe the venom off. <JOKING.