I’m only 55, but already in my life i have lots of accounts I can no longer access, passwords that have been lost (or email accounts required that are fallow), file formats that cannot be read, and so forth. Seriously: I have 3/4” tape cassettes, VHS tapes, MiniDV tapes, Zip disks, Floppy Disks, SCSI drives, even last years’ laptop… if you think your cloud-based secure files are safe and readily accessible, by you, by your family once you’ve passed, etc… then go right ahead storing everything there with comfort. But the fact is: print the important stuff. There are many many reasons to make prints, but as a hedge to shifts in technology is a good one.
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