I burned an Ubuntu 10.04 ISO to a CD-R (using the slowest speed there was in the software) only little over a month ago. I just checked the md5 now and found out that the disc had become corrupt. The disc hadn't been exposed to sunlight, or kept in a humid place, or been hit or dropped. I had only used it once for installation and that was it - put it in its case and kept it "safe" (or so I had thought). And the disc wasn't really the cheapest either. So what is it that could/does cause corruption to CD's within such short time?
-- From PCW
The lifetime of many articles follows a bell-curve, so if the average is 2 years, in a large enough sample you'll find one that lasts a month.