Technology: The World on a Silver Platter

A marriage of computers and CDs starts to bear fruit ,

At first glance, the union of the personal computer and the compact disc would seem to be a perfect match. The same CD that holds an hour of Mendelssohn or Madonna can be used to store more information than a thousand floppy disks. But the coupling of the two technologies has been stalled by a kind of Catch-22. Computer owners will not buy the special disk drives required to play CDs on their desktop machines until they know there is something worth playing. And software publishers are reluctant to develop new CD programs until there are enough disk drives in place...

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