The giant WORM faces extinction

Glatzer, Hal
November 1997
EMedia Professional;Nov97, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p114
Academic Journal
Talks about the dark future faced by write-once, read-many (WORM) optical systems. Ed Rothchild's belief in WORM; WORM as former cutting edge of storage technology; WORM systems as niche products; Reliance for glass as for disk substrates; Kodak's WORM bet.


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