Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Sony has announced it is to deliver its last MiniDisc stereo next month. It marks an end to the firm's support for the system which it launched in 1992. The format only ever had limited success outside of Japan and was ultimately doomed by the rise of recordable CDs and MP3 players." My format of choice for personal audio up until a few years ago, when the rest of the world had already long moved on to MP3. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of closing a portable MiniDisc player/recorder with a disc in it.
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Al Dente
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Yes, the common 1.2 and 1.44 MB floppies were hopelessly too small in the early 90's. Remember back then CDROM drives were slow and expensive and the first CD burners were over $1,000. I can remember installing Linux from 30 floppies and I even installed Windows NT 3.1 from floppies but this was so painful that I've disassociated it. I would have loved a 140 MB MiniDisk drive on my PC. The only thing I used MiniDiscs for was bootlegging concerts.

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