Science and sci-fi geeks come out of the government closet!
Happy 30th birthday, compact disc. The CD was introduced on October 1, 1982 — but in early 1984 it was still slowly rolling out to consumer markets. In this surprising demo onstage at the very first TED, in February 1984, Mickey Schulhof of the Sony Corporation describes and then demonstrates the use of “compact disc digital audio.
From Mashable.com (includes several nostalgia pics)
Sony launched the first commercially available CD player on Oct. 1, 1982, changing the way music lovers consumed tunes. While MP3s and digital music players have dealt a near-fatal blow to the compact disc, we still have fond memories of the music technology.
Remembering leafing through the liner notes of your favorite band’s new album? Or trying in vain to remove a scratch that caused your favorite song to skip? If these memories trigger a feeling of nostalgia, prepare for an overload of reminiscences when you scroll down the page.
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