so I've read a lot of times on the internet that EPROMs aren't very durable as they lose their data over time/are likely to suffer "data rot". I kept reading that these EPROMs are supposed to last roughly 10 years.
So my question - how true is this? Has anyone any experience with this and confirm if it's really just 10 years, or do they actually hold much longer? Are there alternatives (in terms of chips, not flash carts)?
I'm interested because I'd just like to know if I'll still be able to play these games when I'm an old man or if I'll have to throw them in the garbage by then (I don't think I'll go through the whole reprogramming in 10+ years