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CDs That Melt

CDs That Will Warp To Uselessness
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for companies that sell digital media, cds aren't all that great in terms of repeat customers. records and cassette tapes had a maximum usable lifetime, after which they became difficult or impossible to utilize.

by using a type of plastic with a lower melting temperature, companies can force people to replace their digital media after long sessions of use.

the best use for this technology would be to seed them into the standard number of released disks so that only a small number would actually melt.

the best companies to use this would be companies that don't care if they ruin their customer's equipment in the process of forcing upgrades. i.e. sony.

tcarson, Jul 25 2006

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       Do you happen to work for one of these companies by any chance...?
BJS, Jul 25 2006

       not me. you couldn't pay me to work somewhere like sony or microsoft.
tcarson, Jul 25 2006

       //records and cassette tapes had a maximum usable lifetime, after which they became difficult or impossible to utilize. // I'm still playing my favourite new wave music recorded onto M*****l brand high quality cassettes in 1980-83, and every few months I pull out my Pink Parker (Graham Parker & The Rumour on a pink vinyl record) from 1977 and give it a spin. No sign of decay yet.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jul 25 2006

       Micro MV? Betamax? (Soon: BluRay)   

       They've thought of this already, I assure you.
Mr Burns, Jul 25 2006

       I believe they've opted to simply make the DVD or CD drive laser self-degrading. This way, your classic music and movies remains "safe" (until you've polished off the metal) while the computer or DVD player must be replaced about once every six months or so.
ye_river_xiv, Jul 28 2006


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