[24hoursupport] Re: The Myth Of The 100-Year CD-Rom

  • From: Madrachod@xxxxxxx
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 07:30:09 EST

In a message dated 2/7/2005 9:16:58 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
Build_A_Computer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
However, the technology didn't appear in the marketplace until Philips and 
Sony came out with the compact disc (CD) in 1982.
    What about those 12 inch video disc's?  As far as I can remember, they 
were the first laser-read discs, a few years before cd's.

Optical disc offers a number of advantages over magnetic storage media. An 
optical disc holds much more data.
    Then, why is it that a cd can only hold 79:57 of music and an open reel 
tape can hold up to 6.5 hours (or more) per-side.

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