'with the promise of their indestructibility - as demonstrated on BBC's Tomorrow's World' i seem to remember watching that,and they scratched the face of the disc quite badly,and then played it.funny how many CD's i have that now refuse to play as they have a few minor scratches.
it is off-topic and off-forum but highly pertinent that cd's are still classed as a more expensive media than cassettes when it comes to the music industry (the film industry is adopting this strategy of excused inflation with DVD pricing). finally with broadband we have the ability to remove physical media from the cost equation and download products directly for a reasonable saving. the CD is dead - long live virtual delivery!
shhhhhhh! good point topcat! i remember the old times when floppy disks were replaced by cd's and we were told that European trade laws were increasing the levy on CDs, had to be passed onto consumers, etc etc so probably the same with DVD cover media. i think subscribers could soon have the option of logging into a secure site whereby the software could be downloaded (possibly once only for licensing reasons) and the saving passed onto subscribers. the magazines are quite cheap anyway now when you pay by subscription but why bother with the hassle of creating physical media when the community is about to go broadband? obviously they would only bother to implement this in a year or two when it is reasonable.
maybe the FE could offer his/her own opinions on this?