I suppose fibre-optic to the home is one step in the very slow story of copper wires being replaced by optical. By 2050 there should be some optical fibre in your computer

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We might be seeing a class of "slow" computing technology changes (HDD -> SSD was pretty slow too) now that many fast ones have finished

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I still can't trust SSD.
All of my important backup are in HDD or other traditional media.
@sjb

Tapes and papers are much more reliable than HDD, I think.
Optical discs can rot, but you can make multiple duplicates as many as you want.
@niko @sjb

@wzqtparor @sjb There’s always that part of the market who want something new™ but dirt cheap (they get SSD with poor or no wear-levelling), and those who are cheapscates and hunt for the best space per $ ratio (they get TLC drives with an extra space and a shorter lifespan). With HDDs it’s the same, except there are lower-quality plates on one side and SMR on the other.

No reason to not buy a SSD with 1–1.5 mln hours to the first error.
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