When CDs first came out, the aluminium layer was sanwidched between two
layers of hard polycarbonate. There were even people making CDs from
high-impact composite glasses.
Now the aluminium layer is painted on one side, with the CD stuff painted on
top of that. Merely scratching the paint layer is enough to destroy the CD.
The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. Its too big.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Dusseault [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 12:49 PM
> To: Adam L. Beberg; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: DVD rant
> Seems unlikely I admit, but could it be the player or the software?
> I've been a fan of DVDs for a year and a half; in fact, ever
> since several
> DVDs (with director's commentary, score-writer's commentary,
> bonus material
> and previews) kept me going for days during recovery from wisdom tooth
> removal. I've never had a problem with DVDs missing
> material. I've rented
> from NetFlix (a happy member), Tower, Blockbuster, and that excellent
> independent place on the corner of San Antonio & El Camino.
> Also I own a
> number of DVDs including cheap ones bought for $6.99 with
> "oldies" movies or
> cheesy martial arts flix. None of these have been problematic.
> In the matter of CDs that get scratched and skip, there is a
> tool that can
> buff them and perhaps restore to playing quality. I think
> it's called CD
> Doctor and we bought ours at Fry's. I assume it would work
> on DVDs as well.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Adam L. Beberg [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:39 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: DVD rant
> > I got to watch half of 'Chasing Amy' tonight, yet again a DVD thats
> > scratched in the slightest way and so is missing 5+ minutes
> of content.
> > So the offer is this, we'll put 15 minutes of extra stuff on new
> > medium XYZ,
> > but to do so we have to take AWAY 5 minutes of the stuff you pay
> > THREE times
> > as much for, and the thing is only fully viewable until you put
> > it onto the
> > machine a couple times to be scratched. Sounds to me like
> the recording
> > industry already found their limited-read format, who needs
> digital rights
> > management when you have atomic rights management! Just
> wait for organic
> > media, woohoo!
> > Man, I want to meet the marketing GENIUS that figured this
> one out, I'll
> > hire him and we'll bring back the pet rock!
> > (no, I don't own a single DVD since I've never been able to
> watch one all
> > the way through, my CDROM drive just happens to read anything
> > disklike, and
> > I record on SVHS - no warblies for this audiophile)
> > - Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
> > http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
> > email@example.com
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