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Not to forget that the Japanese go crazy over the Ninth, so of course that
work would occur to any high-minded executive as the bare minimum to put on
the new-fangled disc.‚Äč

On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Paul Stamler wrote:
> >
> > 5" was also an attractive size because the player for a 5" disc would fit
> > into the standard cutout in a car's dashboard. At the time many cars had
> > radio/cassette players, and the Compact Disc was intended as a
> replacement
> > for the Compact Cassette, to use the formal names for each format.
>
>
> I agree Paul that makes a lot of sense, and even though  Tom Fine makes a
> case fir Rock music, Rock is basically 2 - 3 minute songs compiled.
>
> I can see where you would take the longest classical piece (they are
> usually played through at once) and develop a playing time to fit. That way
> all the others should.
>
> But as you say physical size was important (where have I heard that line
> before???) and we all remember how important the auto industry was to 8
> Tracks!
>
> Paul Urbahns
> Radcliff, Ky
>