Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Invented by IBM, the death knell sounded by Apple. Sony has announced it is going to cease selling diskettes altogether, with the last bastion being Japan. Sales will be ceased there too, even though Sony still managed to sell 12 million of them there last year. While Memorex and Imation still produce and sell diskettes, this move by Sony surely means it won't take long for the rest of the market to vanish, too.
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RE: Re: Minidisc
by abraxas on Fri 30th Apr 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "Re: Minidisc"
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To be honest, I really loved the format when I got into it, but it suffered by being too little too late in many ways, and more frustratingly, more for marketing than technical reasons. sigh...

I owned two MD players and loved them both. Even after the mp3 player craze caught on I still used my MD player because the sound quality was so much better than any mp3 mplayer I listened to. The biggest reason for me ditching my MD player was that it could not interface with Linux. I got a Cowon iAudio after that. It has excellent sound quality AND interfaces with linux without a problem. I think being a closed format was another big reason MD and Atrac died.

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