The Future (seen mid-1999)

(From before, days of future past)

Conclusion (Apology?)

While I have outlined many encroaching technologies that will eventually help supplant MD, please note that these are future technologies. They are only minimally viable today, for cost and infrastructure reasons. Given current consumer technology, MD is the recordable audio format ne plus ultra. And as long as there exists a desire to store audio on a versatile, permanent and portable carrier, MD will have a following.

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