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  • The Creation Of The Compact Disc

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    The Creation Of The Compact Disc The creation of the compact disc, better known as the CD, can be traced back to the late 1960s. A Dutch scientist named Klass Compaan of Philips Research conceived the idea for the CD. He teamed with another scientist, Piet Kramer, who together introduced the first color videodisc prototype in 1972. Sony teamed up with Philips on the creation of the compact disc, and together they were able to develop a standard, universal compact disc to hold audio information

  • James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc

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    James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc James Russell was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1931. His first invention, at six years old, was a remote-control battleship with a storage chamber for his lunch. In 1953, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics and graduated from Reed College in Portland. Afterwards he went to work as a Physicist in General Electric's nearby labs in Richland, Washington. There he started many experimental instrumentation projects. He was one of

  • Modifying a Current Business

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    modify their business organisation is called Tempest Records, and specialises in buying and selling new and old compact discs (or cds) to the public. They buy the merchandise from a stockist that supplies many companies, and then they sell them through mail order to their customers. They buy an entire range of cds from rock to ska to punk, and people can buy them on compact disc. People have to sign up and join the organization so that they are then able to purchase the cds. The membership

  • Napster

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    music industry feels they are losing money because there are devices known as CD-RW and this allows for the burning of homemade compact discs with songs that Napster provides. Besides the music industry, there are bands that feel that due to Napster's popularity; they are losing money that they work for. The music industry feels that if people are burning there own compact discs at a cheap rate then the music company are going to lose money. In the following paper I will discuss why people use Napster

  • Mp3: A Boundary or a Bridge?

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    most music lovers to turn to this new form of music media to combat their expensive addiction to compact discs. It has become so simple to search out and download music that more and more people are finding it favorable to just copy their music to a recordable CD (CD-R). That would mean people could, from their own home, create illegal copies of the copyrighted material at or near industrial compact disc quality. Further adding to consumer accessibility, manufacturers now produce portable MP3 players

  • How Audio Products Work

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    How Audio Products Work There are several standard music distribution formats. The MP3 and the compact disc (CD) are the two most common at the moment, but cassette tapes are still around. The Sony Minidisk is another format that Sony has been trying to popularize for many years. A Minidisk looks a lot like a floppy disk but is slightly smaller (7 cm, 2.75 inches square). CDs store 74 minutes of music in a nearly indestructible form and have the advantage of being a digital format, but

  • Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach

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    Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach Is this merely a clever alliteration or a deep connection between science, mathematics, and western culture entirely overlooked? The following seeks to join these five B's in an intimate manner, bringing to light this seemingly complex connection. Part I: Baroque and Bach Chromaticism and elaborate forms of ornamentation characterize the Baroque period of music. In fact, this period, lasting from the late sixteenth century

  • Just Another Day at the Office

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    computer that is down while you tell me what happened,” I replied. “Linda, Lola’s co-worker, told us upgrading our computer system from Windows 95 to 98 would be easy for us to do ourselves. All we had to do was purchase the Windows 98 upgrade compact disc (CD),” Chase said. “Except, we could not find the CD.” Lola chimed in, “We picked out this CD instead. The salesman at Office Depot said, ’It would work just as well to upgrade our system.’” I looked down at the box she was holding in her hands

  • Evolution of Music Reproduction Technology

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    INTRODUCTION In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the first Phonograph. This was a device that was capable of producing sound by mechanically etching grooves onto tin foil cylinders. Originally used to playback voices, Edison could have never foreseen the profound effects on his invention would have on musical consciousness (Koenigsberg, 1969). By producing the first sound recording, Edison was essentially catalyzing the reordering of music across time and space. In 1910, the subsequent development of

  • The Music Industry's Fear of the MP3

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    giant, bloated entities who fear and despise the new format and seek to curtail its popularity and accessibility. In reality, the mp3 format is no different than previous innovations in portable recorded music software -- vinyl, cassette tapes, or compact discs all improve on their predecessors in sound quality and portability -- the mp3's novelty is its extreme accessibility, and once a conglomerate fully realizes the potential with which to exploit the new medium, the format becomes the latest appropriated