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At 06:46 AM 2006-12-12, Tom Fine wrote:
>I am actually somewhat surprised that there isn't a large enough 
>medical and mil-spec market for high-quality data storage that a 
>manufacturer would have enough critical mass right there. Tack on 
>archvies/institutions and the music "business" (in quotes because it 
>is quickly becoming the opposite of a business model if business 
>model = profitable and long-term) and it seems there's room for a 
>quality niche. Why not?

Because...the only real niche for optical media are the archives too 
small for a managed digital store. All of the large institutions are 
looking towards managed digital stores aka institutional repositories.

It's true. You and I keep things on spinning hard drives even now.

Cheers,

Richard


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