TITLE

Multimedia in a muddle

AUTHOR(S)
Fox, Barry
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/21/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1787, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on one of the long-awaited multimedia computer systems. The consumer electronics industry wants next year to mark the beginning of the end for print and paper publishing. Instead, it foresees text, pictures, animated graphics, moving video, encyclopedic text and sound-collectively known as multimedia being published on interactive compact discs. Factories will mass-produce the discs for well under 1 pound each, using the same pressing machines as they do for music compact discs. They will come in two sizes, 8 and 12 centimeters, depending on the amount of information they hold. A player, connected to a television screen and a stereo sound system, will unravel the multimedia mix under the control of a simple hand-held unit. There will be mains-powered, tabletop units looking like today's compact disc players, for home and office use.
ACCESSION #
9110143460

 

Related Articles

  • Easy as A, B, CD-R. Masters, Greg // Retail Merchandiser;Jun2000, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p75 

    Provides information on the product line of compact disc recorders launched by the Philips company. Features of the compact disc recorders; Price of the audio equipment.

  • NOW HEAR THIS. Kirschner, Suzanne Kantra // Popular Science;Jul2003, Vol. 263 Issue 1, p11 

    The article focuses on features of various audio products. The first Super Audio CD players were technologically advanced, but since many audiophiles consider analog to be a softer sound in comparison to harsher digital tones, many SACD players, like Shanling's SCD-T200, that use old-style...

  • CD-R/RW, megachangers: Component CD's last gasp. Palenchar // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;01/06/2000, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p181 

    Focuses on planned product releases of compact-disc recorder-equipped component suppliers at the 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show. Features of the new products; Suggested retail prices; Impact of the digital video disc (DVD) players and DVD changers on the component market.

  • CD changers: Mostly mega.  // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;01/06/2000, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p181 

    Focuses on planned product releases of compact-disc changer-equipped component suppliers at the 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show. Features of the new products; Suggested retail prices.

  • Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming. Starrett, Robert A. // EMedia Professional;Jan1999, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p40 

    Focuses on the issues surrounding RIO PMP300, a compact disc player for compression decoding of songs. Lawsuit filed against Diamond Multimedia preventing the marketing of RIO; Partnership between Diamond Multimedia and Liquid Audio; Incorporation of support for the Liquid Audio format into the...

  • EAR 2 GEAR. Rovito, Markkus // Remix;Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p66 

    Evaluates the Pioneer CDJ 1000 disc jockey compact disc player. Key features of the advanced turntable-style control of the player; Other features of the player; Comparison of the player's vinyl-like features with a Vestax PDX-2000 turntable.

  • HDCD Player.  // Popular Electronics;Dec99, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p24 

    Introduces the RCD 971 compact disc player from Rotel company.

  • Personal Digital Audio Player.  // Popular Electronics;Dec99, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p26 

    Introduces the Lyra personal digital audio player from RCA company.

  • WET TUNES.  // USA Today Magazine;Jul2001, Vol. 130 Issue 2674, p77 

    Presents several compact disc (CD) players from Sharper Image Design company. CD Shower Companion; Slim 3-CD wall-mountable stereo; Features of the CD players.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics