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Omigod, I knew it was coming. A million gigs on a postage stamp. Gee I  
feel old.

Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Apr 7, 2006, at 6:51 AM, Karl Miller wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Lou Judson wrote:
>
>> By the way, I was not reprimanding you, just hoping they hadn't made
>> another new breed - we haven't even seen bluray yet!
>
> Feel free to reprimand me if you like, I am more musician than  
> recording
> engineer and recognize my limitations...well most of the time...
>
> I have read about things like the Sony Double Density CD-RW
>
> From geek.com
>
> Sony's Double Density CD-RW
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> ---------
> posted 4:49pm EST Wed Mar 14 2001
> NEWS
> Sony has released more details on its Double Density (DD) ATAPI  
> CRS200E-A1
> DD-CD-RW drives. They will cost US$249 and be in stores in April 2001.
> They can write at 12x speeds to DD-R and CD-R and 8x for DD-RW and  
> CD-RW,
> while reading at 32x. DD-R discs, as they are called, will initially go
> for $1.99, with DD-RW discs at $2.99.
>
> There is also a Sony Double Density 80mm DVD-RW For Use With Sony
> CamCorders Only
>
> Then we have
>
> HD-DVD (high-density DVD) is a high capacity optical storage medium. A
> single-layer HD-DVD provides up to 15 gigabytes (GB) of storage  
> capacity
> and the double-layer disc offers up to 30 GB. A standard single-sided,
> single-layer DVD offers 4.7 GB storage capacity
>
> and
>
> "But, however you determine to name it, DVD significantly increases
> capacities, with double-sided, double-density DVD discs able to hold  
> up to
> 17 GB of data."
> (somehow I wonder about their use of the word determine)
>
> http://www.pcmech.com/show/multimedia/47/
>
> I read of the Samsung Blu-ray player being launched in the
> US in late June.
>
> And for you wikipedia lovers...
>
> Then I read of the HVD (Holographic Versatile disc)
>
> "Optware is expected to release a 200GB disc in early June of 2006 and  
> Maxell in
> September 2006 with a capacity of 300GB"
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc
>
> Additional reading tells me that the holographic disc has the  
> potential of
> storage up to 3.9 terabytes...can you imagine trying to index one of
> those...and what the content of that might cost...even without paying
> the lawyers for the copyright searches, negotiations, etc.
> and how such a notion would keep me from being so frustrated over the  
> bandwidth
> limitations of the internet...even with my ethernet connection...versus
> how the internet use could change...etc. iTunes on a disc...a VERY
> expensive disc.
>
> I am wondering if anyone knows a source of information as to whether or
> not those designing these things (the ubiquitous "they") are giving any
> thought to longevity of the media.
>
> Karl