[LINK] History of the CD Re: creatives angry about copyrestricted DVDs

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Jan 14 11:06:41 AEDT 2009

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Finally, please don't get me started on various photo booth type companies which
> forget to do useful things like -finish- the burn cycle correctly so your CD-R can
> be read by various OSes, rather than just the XP install they tested on. :)
> I think you're probably clouded by the fact that CD market penetration is still
> so high, companies have a vested interest in making their current generation stuff
> handle all the older variants in format and media, versus being forward
> compatible (ie, sticking 100% to the spec and testing on older devices.)
> 2c, thanking ${DIETY} he doesn't have to deal with this anymore,

Don't mean to get you started, but my positive experience with Photos on CD is 
just a few days old.

The photos in question are super high resolution each around 4MB of JPEG! The CD 
was made on what I guess was a laptop running on XP and I could read them fine 
on my Laptop running 4 year old linux! The CD also worked well for a slide show 
on a giant monitor connected to a PC!

I have also played with Ogg on CD. But Ogg has acheived the market penetration.

True USB and Flash storage seems to be as interoperable but is also rewritable.

Marghanita da Cruz
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