The Campaign to Leave Music CDs Open
There isn't much we here at Bemmuddlement.com are
certain about...with the except of
- Tori Amos is a goddess
- Television was far better when Raymond Baxter
presented "Tomorrow's World"
- Most great rock bands/artists are Canadian
- If Rush weren't Canadian, they would be an
exception to the above rule
- ...are you sure Tori Amos isn't Canadian?
- ...hang on Celine Dion is
- ........and your point is?
- Truly great albums are less than 40 minutes in
- There is simply too much wastage in the world
Demonstrating his superior television presenting
This got us thinking......
Since the 1980's CD technology has come a long way.
Indeed, it was the great Sir Raymond who introduced the UK public to the
wondrous silver disc that was Compact Disc in 1981. Our jaws dropped
as he smeared marmalade on the disc and then inserted into the
drive....and....it still played. In fact many people now have the
facility to create their own CD's in the discomfort of their own homes
and many more have gunged up CD players full of marmalade.
But it was whilst listening to the latest release from Lithuanian
Quartet "4 Head VCR" (a monstrously awful release weighing in
at 67minutes 17 seconds), it became apparent what a complete waste of
digital data storage space this (and many other) Music CDs really
are and wouldn't it be great
if we could utilise the spare capacity on the CD for own own use.
Unfortunately, the music industry does not leave the CDs "Open Session", meaning no more data can be added in the
discomfort of our own homes. By our calculations there is a approx
8.75MBytes of data that can grabbed for every spare minute on the
CD.........or in Lithuania's Finest case
||4 Head VCR
||Talin or Rewind
||67 minutes 17
|Spare Duration Based on 80
||12 minutes 43
Every year sheer Terabytes of potential storage space
are wasted, that could be brought back, or at least made available to
the PC owning, CD listening public
want to know