Bit rot

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Bit rot may refer to:

  • "Bit Rot", a story written by Charles Stross
  • Data rot, the electric charge of a bit in RAM disperses, possibly altering program code or stored data; or the phenomenon of storage media gradually decaying over time
  • Disc rot, the deterioration of CD, DVD, or other optical discs that eventually render them unreadable
  • Software rot, a deterioration of software performance over time or its diminishing responsiveness because of the changing environment in which it resides