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 Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.