The failure of magic

October 2004
CED;Oct2004, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p55
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on the magic of advanced digital technology. The author says that the responsibility of cable technologists is to get the magic back into technology. That can best be accomplished by making easy to use, failure-proof and understandable systems. There are numerous examples of the failure of magic. One particularly frustrating example is recordable DVD technology. This is advanced technology. Recently double layer recordable DVD have become available with nearly double the capacity. It is a confused mess with incompatibilities and frustrations to aggravate and anger the user.


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