These were popular images back in 1991, and no one has heard of them today. Yet it strikes me now, in 2007, that it proved possible to track down a FIFview program, open them up and save as JPEGs. Sixteen years went by, and yet the data was not lost. It was almost lost, but 16 years turned out to still be ok.

So perhaps there is not as much time pressure as we thought.