UFO over DEC

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Fri Mar 26 10:46:15 2004

> the first CD-ROM sold by DEC was RRD40 and was
> actually a Philips drive, wasn't it?
DEC _sold_ a Phillips CDROM drive as far back as 1985/6.
I'm pretty sure that that first product preceeded even the RRD40.
> DEC's tape business went to Quantum, didn't it?

My pocket guide to DEC history says this:
   "DEC sells storage business (incl. DLT) to Quantum."
      -- Forbes 01-Dec-1997

Note that CDROMs were getting pretty pedestrian by
_1993_ IMHO, something else had to be happening in
research by then, maybe CD (re)writing.

John A
Received on Fri Mar 26 2004 - 10:46:15 GMT

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