> -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Richter > Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:57 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clarifying the MAM-A gold comment > > 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? > > > > -- Tom Fine > > I think it much more likely that such a market would exist if it found > common ground. I don't know whether there is or could be a > defense-related market though I spent decades in the field, but the > common interests of archivists and medical recordists seem not to have > been exploited. In all our rambling (okay, *my* rambling and others' > focussed efforts), no one seems to have popped up to say he's tested or > used medical media. > > Mike > -- > [log in to unmask] > http://www.mrichter.com/ Based upon reactions from presentations I have made to archivist groups and other contacts, they are not generally interested in quality beyond "whose disc should I use" from the commercially available units. Often the decision is then made by purchasing departments to buy the cheapest brand. Jerry Media Sciences, Inc.