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The CD turns 30!

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Benj Edwards, TechHive:

On October 1, 1982, Sony ignited a digital audio revolution with the release of the world’s first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan. It signaled the dawn of a new audio medium that promised to deliver a crystal-clear music experience for a generation of consumers accustomed to the analog hiss and crackle of vinyl records.

And then, of course, this happened:

It wasn’t long before the electronics industry saw CD’s potential to be more than just a vehicle for music. Companies tinkered with still video graphics (CD+G), analog video/digital audio hybrids (CD Video), purely digital video (Video CD), interactive elements (CD-i), photo storage (Photo CD), and more…. But the biggest side application of all came from the CD’s capacity to store digital data—lots and lots of digital data.


Written by dominiquejames

October 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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