Slate predicts death for recordable DVDs

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  1. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

    funkywhat2

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    http://slate.msn.com/id/2077945/

    Slate says that recordable DVDs will be dead in a few years. Replaced by 802.11a.

    But then again, they also say that few PC's have Floppy Drives anymore, so I don't know who to beleve.
     
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

    e-coli

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    802.11a is what's going to be dead in a few years. absolutely nobody is embracing it. Boingo, the wifi organization, at&t and others all all dumping tons of money into "b" and "g". "a" isn't compatible with anything.

    I wouldn't believe a word of it. If that person knew what they were talking about, they'd be working for c|net of ZDNet instead of a celebrity gossip column.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    I doubt a wireless protocol will take over recordable DVDs, I mean people want hard copies of these things, to take them to a friends house to watch a video etc.
     
  4. Ziggyzee macrumors member

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    Yeah, right. The 1.44 floppy hung around for 20 years but the recordable dvd will be dead in two! It is still in its infancy.
     
  5. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    right now its death is coming close

    altho until they get the sleection of dvd media down to like 2 people are not going to embarce the technology. know why people like cd burning? only 4 types :D

    big cd, mini cd r/rw
     

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