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1985 - The Year Of The Erasable Disk
Author(s): Edward S. Rothchild
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Paper Abstract

1985 will be the first year in which erasable optical memory drives and media are made available from numerous firms to beta sites around the world. Although volume availability of this technology is not expected until 1986 or 1987, public awareness of the potential of erasable optical storage should become widespread during 1985. Highlights of developments in optical memory technology in 1984 are reviewed as indicators of future trends, and predictions of the uses of erasable optical storage are offered. In addition, the results of a poll of industry leaders will be given listing their selection of the five most significant achievements of 1984 in optical memory technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0529, Optical Mass Data Storage I, (12 April 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946455
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Edward S. Rothchild, Rothchild Consultants (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0529:
Optical Mass Data Storage I
Robert A. Sprague, Editor(s)

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