500,000 PAGES ON ONE ERASABLE DISK Optical platters do wonders for computer memory, and now you can update them as easily as a floppy. If they get cheaper, they could dominate a $23-billion-a-year market

Alpert, Mark; &, Alan Deutschman
January 1989
Fortune;1/2/1989, Vol. 119 Issue 1, p99
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