OT: Archiving data/video/movies/photos/oral history

From: CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com <(CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com)>
Date: Tue Jun 6 19:16:18 2000

>This is the crux of the matter. The plastics used in consumer devices are
>junk, and many times the implementation is done with little thought to
>durability, only cost.

Sometimes plastics are used in very interesting ways. I remember one
Sony Walkman-style tape transport from the 1980's, where there were *zero*
metal screws in it. The entire assembly was snap-together plastic.
Cheap? Absolutely! But design-wise, very interesting.

Received on Tue Jun 06 2000 - 19:16:18 BST

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