GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17581428
And we are back to Adobe WILL still support the 20D. So what if Canon drops their cr2 support, TOTALLY? If Adobe continues to support old versions of CR2, what do you need DNG for? Just work the CR2 in whatever Adobe product you have. Canon could NEVER have supported its own files. In that case, I'd still be using LR and CR2 files. There isn't a shred of a reason in this thread to EVER use DNG outside of an Adobe product. I don't see how anything Canon could do could make DNG useful.
I do not disagree, i was merely taking into consideration the many possibilities of the future, and what might happen in each of those cases, to have continued access to our very old data.
Those businesses who thought the 3 Billion dollar company Wang Technologies would not disappear, or that the 116 Billion dollar Digital Equipment Corporation would not disappear, and leave them suddenly with the challenge of past data access were sorely left with problems on their hands for lack of sufficient foresight. Adobe was only 4 Billion in revenue in 2013, so we cannot be assured it will continue to exist; Digital Equipment was purchased by Compaq which foundered, and now while some of DEC products are produced under the HP name, HP itself has not been the paradigm of fiscal success.