Norio Ohga, Former Sony President and Father of the CD, Dies at 81

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I remember the good ol days (early 70's) when Denon had just invented PCM audio recording and Sony was trying to decide what to do with it

They needed to decide whether to go with digital audio tape or digital disk for the standardized format they were about to "invent"

I wanted Random access for the standard due to its random access

Why spend all day rewinding and fast forwarding a tape when you can just push a button and go?

exactly

So my best design for a linear tracking digital disk player with shuffle play was sent to Sony America back when they were down on Oranthorpe Blvd around 1975

and the rest is history

 

 

 

 

 

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Caboose

uh huh...

And I invented the intermittent rear window wiper

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Bullwinkle J Moose

are you serious?

Because I am

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Caboose

Maybe I am, maybe I'm not.

You'll never know! But the satellite in orbit listening to your phone calls and the mail service x-raying your mail reading all of it knows ALL about you!

But don't think that too much, the government will know and then you'll be in big trouble!

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praetor_alpha

Hopefully the whole thing about all Sony formats failing will die too. Remember the whole "Betamax failed, Bluray will too because it's Sony" thing?

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szore

CD's are over-priced garbage.

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Nimrod

lol, look at this fking idiot! ^^^

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Caboose

May he rest in peace!

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