"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.", Will Durant
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.", Edmund Burke
Only thing stopping me right now is the $400 cost. But it would be nice to have my office and paper storage better organized.
Is there any other duplex scanners that you would recommend, or should I just bite the bullet and buy the scansnap?
"To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
Ted Nugent - speaking at the NRA convention April 17, 2005
I had a file folder full of 8-1/2x14 legal size documents. Rather than scan them in into top and bottom files, I took them to the local Kwik-Kopy, which scanned them on their big flatbed for $6.57.
That took care of the deed registration for the house, title insurance forms, marriage certificate and other miscellaneous legal-size papers.
CDs and DVDs are not a good method of backing up data, they suffer from what some people refer to as "Disc Rot", where the media will start to get holes in the protective layer. If you have any really old music CDs, you may have noticed it, hold them up to the light you may see some holes forming. I had 20-30 CDs containing old back-ups from around 2000, about 50% of them had signs of CD rot.
Here's an article on it: USATODAY.com - CDs and DVDs not so immortal after all
The best storage medium for important documents is hard copy or non-volatile memory, like flash drives.