Earlier today, I was talking with my sister's husband about digital vs. non digital cameras. One of his points in favor of non digital was that the CDs you store the digital pictures on get scratched and degrade.
Wish I'd seen this Endagdet post earlier, so I could tell him all about the new polymer coating for LCD screens and CDs and DVDs. Apparently, the thing protects the surface against just about anything. Hope this thing is in mass use soon.