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: Bring Back the Shielding
by Zbigniew on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:56 UTC in reply to "Bring Back the Shielding"
Zbigniew
Member since:
2008-08-28

Wouldn't CDs be better if they were encased in a plastic shield?


Remember s.c. "caddy" for CD? Always been wondering, why actually it didn't become a standard.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Yea my cousin had one of those. I think I remember hearing that it was dumped because it increased manufacturing costs.

Blu-ray was actually supposed to use a caddy but they went with a polymer coating instead.

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RE[2]: Bring Back the Shielding
by abraxas on Fri 30th Apr 2010 21:41 in reply to "RE: Bring Back the Shielding"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

"Wouldn't CDs be better if they were encased in a plastic shield?


Remember s.c. "caddy" for CD? Always been wondering, why actually it didn't become a standard.
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We had those at my high school when I was younger. The only discs I remember was the encylopedia britannica set. When I bought a MD player later I thought of those discs and wondered the same thing. Why did they ditch the caddy for CDs?

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