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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
by using a type of plastic with a lower
melting temperature, companies can
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.
||Do you happen to work for one of these companies by any chance...?
||not me. you couldn't pay me to work
somewhere like sony or microsoft.
||//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.
||Micro MV? Betamax? (Soon: BluRay)
||They've thought of this already, I assure you.
||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.