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> -----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
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> 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
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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.