MiniDisc: The introduction of Minidisc

January 12, 2009

– editing this post, ain’t finished!

After years of dominance of the analogue Compact Cassete for recording interesting things from the radio and the occasional LP, Sony and Philips launched two competing digital replacements – the Minidisc (MD) and Digital Compact Cassette (DCC).

A free demo MiniDisc handed out at a consumer electronics show hooked me into the format. Sony has a habit of making these new fangled things do desirable. Anyway I discounted DCC as it looked a clumsy and fragile adaptation of the previous analogue tape format – and I always counted on keeping my existing equipment for that!