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Subject:Syquest vs CD-ROM? From:Charles Sides <csides -at- FSCVAX -dot- FSC -dot- MASS -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 1 May 1995 12:50:12 EDT
As chair of an academic department which includes technical communications
and multimedia programs/majors, one of the challenges is staying as much
abreast of rapidly changing, expensive technology as limited state
funding will allow. So I am seeking your advice.
In the next year's funding cycle, I will be able either to purchase a
CD Recorder or additional Syquest drives & removable cartridges (we
have one of these already). The intended use of this technology is
to allow students to create portfolio-quality materials from their
courses in multimedia design and technical documentation. Film, TV,
graphics, and photography majors will undoubtedly seek access to this
as soon as they hear about it.
A colleague suggests that CD systems are a dying art (just as they get
affordable) and that Syquest systems will replace them. Currently, I
don't see that happening. A lot more employers, I would guess, have
CD drives on their computers than have Syquest drives.