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  • 30 gigs for a buck by 2006!!

    Good news for music production!!

    Story here: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20050608/105586/

    Optware Corp., a developer of holographic data storage systems, is planning to release a Holographic Versatile Card (HVC) media product around the end of 2006. The card capacity is expected to be 30 GB. The company aims to price the product around
    Where in the HELL am I?

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    Wow, that sounds great!! I'm ready.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the info, Sylver. I've inserted US dollar values below:

      Originally posted by Sylver:
      The company aims to price the product around
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      • #4
        Cool info. And it's about time, considering I first heard about holographic storage quite some time ago and was wondering what ever happened with it.
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        • #5
          Uh, I think I'll wait a bit for the reader / writer systems to drop a bit in price. But while I was initially hoping for cheap storage / backup by next year, I think I can see some other commercial applications for this technology... but the prices on the readers and read / write systems is going to have to drop first... and if past hisory is any indication, chances are they will.

          Cool info - thanks Sylver! And thanks for the monetary conversions Geoff.
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          • #6
            Dayum, that was exciting until the USD price was posted. Thanks!

            But no thanks.
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            • #7
              And here i thought that you contracted some starving offshore children to play all your shows for you for $0.03333333333/show.

              I was going to say "YOU BASTARD!!" but now i don't get to
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Geoff Grace
                Thanks for the info, Sylver. I've inserted US dollar values below:



                (US dollar figures courtesy of XE.com - The Universal Currency Converter.)

                Best,

                Geoff


                Thanks for the conversions Geoff! Wow, those readers and writers will be a chink of change at first, huh?

                Then again, VCRs, DVD players and CD writers were all WAY expensive when the first hit the market, then dropped to consumer levels within a few years.

                Also, let's not forget, new technologies drive the prices of old technologies down too.
                Where in the HELL am I?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sylver:
                  Thanks for the conversions Geoff! Wow, those readers and writers will be a chink of change at first, huh?

                  Then again, VCRs, DVD players and CD writers were all WAY expensive when the first hit the market, then dropped to consumer levels within a few years.

                  Also, let's not forget, new technologies drive the prices of old technologies down too.


                  Those are all good points, Sylver.

                  There are a lot of variables, even regarding what I posted. For example, we know what the Yen/Dollar exchange rate is now; but what will it be at the time the product is released and how much will the US price actually adhere to the Yen/Dollar exchange rate?

                  Even so, I think that it's reasonable to expect the drives to be affordable a few years down the road. (And, of course, it's reasonable to expect that current technology will be cheaper then too. )

                  Best,

                  Geoff
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phaeton
                    And here i thought that you contracted some starving offshore children to play all your shows for you for $0.03333333333/show.

                    I was going to say "YOU BASTARD!!" but now i don't get to


                    Yeah... I thought this would turn out to be a thread about how little club owners are willing to pay local acts to play..
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                    • #11
                      Me too!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fantasticsound


                        Yeah... I thought this would turn out to be a thread about how little club owners are willing to pay local acts to play..


                        I thought this guy was on the road doing a whirlwind tour of america and would play each gig for only a buck and was going to book 30 of them for the last few months of the year

                        Boy, was I wrong!

                        But that is so cool. In a few years, when prices drop, that will be a really amazing stuff.
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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I wasn't sure which gig meaning Sylver had in mind either until I opened the thread.

                          On the other hand, when I see the "GB" abbreviation, I often don't know at first whether it stands for gigabyte, Garage Band, or even Green Bay.

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                          • #14
                            Cool news!

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