Re: graphics too large for a floppy

Subject: Re: graphics too large for a floppy
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 15:38:14 -0800

On Wed, 8 Jan 1997 14:21:23 -0800, Bob Morrisette wrote:

>>>Another option to consider is a CD writer. They have come way down in price
>>>lately. The discs are not rewritable.
>
>A new standard for CD-ReWritable or CD-RW was announced last year.
>The drives are supposed to be ready in March. Estimated drive cost is
>$750, and $25 for discs. Probably costs will tumble after they are
>out a few months. They read regular CDs and RW CDs can be rewritten
>"thousands" of times.

The big question is whether they will be readable in standard, existing
CD-ROM drives. THOSE are the ones that will catch on BIGTIME,
especially if they start off at a reasonable cost such as that
estimated above...


Your friend and mine,
Matt
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