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Glenn Gipson April 19th, 2004 03:09 PM

Paper DVDs coming...yes, paper
 
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...n_040419154919

Heath McKnight April 19th, 2004 09:45 PM

That's freakin' weird, guys and gals!

heath

Ken Tanaka April 19th, 2004 09:49 PM

It makes a great deal of sense for short and intermediate data storage/transfer.

It also probably makes enormous sense from an environmental impact perspective.

Heath McKnight April 19th, 2004 09:51 PM

But I can't imagine throwing out DVDs, other than AOL DVDs and CDs.

heath

Ken Tanaka April 19th, 2004 09:57 PM

I couldn't imagine throwing away laserdiscs, many of which cost me $40. But during the past year I've tossed perhaps 2 boxes of them.

Ten years from now you'll be tossing your plastic DVD's, too.

Heath McKnight April 19th, 2004 10:02 PM

Or, as Matt Groening wrote on the first Simpsons DVD set (paraphrasing) we'll be re-starting our Simpsons seasons collecting when the new, non-DVD format comes out.

Think about it like this:

Gen Y doesn't even know, generally, what records are. Wil Wheaton, on his website, says the next generation won't know what CDs are because of MP3s and iTunes...

One of my friends in his early 20s marvelled that I had the DAWN OF THE DEAD DVD because it just came out in theatres. I said, this is the original; he looked at me blankly. Sigh...

(Then again, in the early 1990s, I didn't know the band Rush had albums going back into the 1970s.)

Sorry to get off topic...

heath

Nick Hiltgen April 21st, 2004 02:18 AM

Rush was around in the 90's?!?

Imran Zaidi April 21st, 2004 07:53 AM

I for one am very excited about paper discs. Currently, the plastic discs that I use as coasters look pretty cool as coasters, but they just don't absorb moisture very well. I'm hoping these new discs will have much greater absorbency, seeing as how they're made out of paper and all...

Heath McKnight April 21st, 2004 10:59 AM

Imran,

Burn a lot of bad DVDs? :-)

heath

Imran Zaidi April 21st, 2004 11:30 AM

Haha - no - I just try to find a meaningful purpose for the public nuisance that is AOL with their mailers. Plus, being a web developer by day, I always get all sorts of developer CD shwag in the mail, most of which is usually useless.

I once tried making art with the CDs but unfortunately I'm not very good with mixed media...

Ignacio Rodriguez April 21st, 2004 12:21 PM

This will give a whole new meaning to 'burning' a disk <grin>

Keith Loh April 21st, 2004 12:45 PM

"It looks like I'll have to get the White Album again."

Imran Zaidi April 21st, 2004 01:19 PM

Wait - is that from MIB?

Dustin Waits April 21st, 2004 01:37 PM

As if data stored on a regular plastic disc wastn't easy enough to lose already. I have a million dvds in my living room right now that wont work due to the smallest scratches and blemishes. No idea how they got there. I try to take care of them but the scratches just appear somehow. I could only imagine how difficult its going to be to try and protect a paper disc...

Sean Smith April 21st, 2004 02:10 PM

It would only be a matter of time before coffee or beer spills on them which is a crime within itself.


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