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Thread #55903 Message #871622
Posted By: treewind
21-Jan-03 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Death of PR Cassette
Subject: RE: Death of PR Cassette
MD is based on Magneto-Optical recording technology which has a very high life expectancy and is not affected much by heat and light - better than CDR.
I suspect CDs will be readable quite a long way in to the future. The next generation is DVD and all DVD players can read CDs so that looks quite promising for the physical format remaining a standard while the capacities and speeds go up.
My operating system (Debian GNU/Linux) was installed from double sided DVD - 9Gb on one disk, shiny on both sides. Binary on one side, source on the other. Unspeakably neat and cool.... but I digress