Sunday, March 14, 2010
Minidisc players took off for a while in Asia and Europe. They involved a disc slightly smaller than a diskette onto which sound was recorded . . . up to five hours worth. The format never really caught on in the U.S., although radio newsrooms used them for quite a while because of their sound quality. But the kind I had here was never really built for professional use. Now, minidiscs have been left behind by iPods and mp3 players, as well as digital voice recorders that can record many more hours of sound. And all without moving parts.
So now I'm looking for a digital voice recorder. Anyone want some minidiscs?