Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc

Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc

Consumers could be confident that CDs of different brands or different geographical origin would play in their appliances at home. And manufacturers could be confident that if they had met the specifications, their systems would find ...

Author: J.B.H. Peek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402095535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

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In March 1979, a prototype of a ‘Compact Disc (CD) digital audio system’ was publicly presented and demonstrated to an audience of about 300 journalists at Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This milestone effectively marked the beginning of the digital entertainment era. In the years to follow, the CD-audio system became an astonishing worldwide success, and was followed by successful derivatives such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, and recently Blu-ray Disc. Today, around the thirtieth anniversary of the milestone, it is taken for granted that media content is stored and distributed digitally, and the analog era seems long gone. This book retraces the origins of the CD system and the subsequent evolution of digital optical storage, with a focus on the contributions of Philips to this field. The book contains perspectives on the history and evolution of optical storage, along with reproductions of key technical contributions of Philips to the field.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Compact Disc

Compact Disc

Murphy, G. (2015), Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry, London: Serpent's Tail. ... S. (eds) (2009), Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage, Berlin: Springer.

Author: Robert Barry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The story of the compact disc is also the story of the end of physical media. It is the story of how the quest for perfection laid the grounds for the death of a great industry. For in the passage from analogue media, like records and tapes, to digital formats, like CDs, something changed in the nature of media and in the relationship we have with music. Music became code, a sequence of 1s and 0s, a flow of pure information. The material structure of the medium itself was always supposed to disappear. But the physical has proved to possess an uncanny knack for returning. Today the CD is a zombie medium, still popular amongst certain avant-garde record labels and Japanese consumers. Against all the odds, the spectre endures. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

Today, MP3 players are quickly replacing CD players in home and car systems, and digital versatile discs, flash drives, and the online cloud ... Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage.

Author: Frederick F. Wherry

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452217970

Category: Social Science

Page: 1984

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Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Categories: Social Science

The Future of Books in the Digital Age Distribution Integrity and the Story Core

The Future of Books in the Digital Age  Distribution  Integrity  and the  Story Core

It would soon be named the “compact cassette”. ... But the cassette tape would then be overtaken, itself, by the compact disc (CD).5 This medium began to enter many market places in the ... Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc.

Author: Porter Anderson

Publisher: Trends Research & advisory

ISBN: 9789948846031

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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Categories: Business & Economics

Engineering Optics

Engineering Optics

J.B.H. Peek, J.W.M. Bergmans, J.W.A.A. van Haaren, F. Toolenaar, S.G. Stan, Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc, Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage, Philips Research Books Series, vol. 11 (Springer, 2009). 5.

Author: Keigo Iizuka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319692517

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 738

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Engineering Optics is a book for students who want to apply their knowledge of optics to engineering problems, as well as for engineering students who want to acquire the basic principles of optics. It covers such important topics as optical signal processing, holography, tomography, holographic radars, fiber optical communication, electro- and acousto-optic devices, and integrated optics (including optical bistability). Practical examples, such as the video disk, the Fresnel zone plate, and many more, appear throughout the text, together with numerous solved exercises. There is an entirely new section in this updated edition on 3-D imaging.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Retrogame Archeology

Retrogame Archeology

... J.: Bzip2 Source Code, version 1.0.6. http://www.bzip.org/ (20 Sept 2010) Stan, S.G.: Compact disc standards and formats. In: Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage ...

Author: John Aycock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319300047

Category: Computers

Page: 222

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Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the techniques that old computer games used to run on tightly-constrained platforms. Retrogame developers faced incredible challenges of limited space, computing power, rudimentary tools, and the lack of homogeneous environments. Using examples from over 100 retrogames, this book examines the clever implementation tricks that game designers employed to make their creations possible, documenting these techniques that are being lost. However, these retrogame techniques have modern analogues and applications in general computer systems, not just games, and this book makes these contemporary connections. It also uses retrogames' implementation to introduce a wide variety of topics in computer systems including memory management, interpretation, data compression, procedural content generation, and software protection. Retrogame Archeology targets professionals and advanced-level students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics but would also be of interest to retrogame enthusiasts, computer historians, and game studies researchers in the humanities.
Categories: Computers

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

A History of the Federal Reserve. Vol. 1, 1913–1951. ... The Oil Crisis of 1973–1974: A Brief History with Documents. New York: St. Martin's, ... Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions ofPhilips to Optical Storage.

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business
Categories: Business & Economics

Pop Goes the Decade The Eighties

Pop Goes the Decade  The Eighties

The Ultimate History of Video Games. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001. Peek, J. B. H., Jan Bermans, J. A. M. M. van Haaren, Frank Toolenaar, and S. G. Stan. Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions of Philips to ...

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836671

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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This fascinating overview of popular culture in the 1980s describes the decade of excess that resulted from the social, political, and economic conditions of the time, documenting why so many milestones in entertainment, arts, and technology occurred the 80s. • Provides readers a detailed view of popular culture in the 1980s through the decade's memorable television and film • Offers an extensive "one-stop" discussion of visual art and architecture not found in other history reference publications • Establishes the context of technological developments in the late 1970s and 1980s in determining the culture and entertainment of the 1980s • Examines the connection between the growth of popular sports in the 1980s and developments in television technology, which made sports more accessible to a larger audience
Categories: Social Science

Applications of Chalcogenides S Se and Te

Applications of Chalcogenides  S  Se  and Te

H. Peek, J. Bergmans, J. van Haaren, F. Toolenaar, S. Stan, Origins and successors of the compact disc—contributions of Philips to optical storage, in Philips Research Book Series, ed. by F. Toolenaar, vol. 11 (Springer, The Netherlands ...

Author: Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319411903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 461

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This book introduces readers to a wide range of applications for elements in Group 16 of the periodic table, such as, optical fibers for communication and sensing, X-ray imaging, electrochemical sensors, data storage devices, biomedical applications, photovoltaics and IR detectors, the rationale for these uses, the future scope of their applications, and expected improvements to existing technologies. Following an introductory section, the book is broadly divided into three parts—dealing with Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium. The sections cover the basic structure of the elements and their compounds in bulk and nanostructured forms; properties that make these useful for various applications, followed by applications and commercial products. As the global technology revolution necessitates the search for new materials and more efficient devices in the electronics and semiconductor industry, Applications of Chalcogenides: S, Se, and Te is an ideal book for a wide range of readers in industry, government and academic research facilities looking beyond silicon for materials used in the electronic and optoelectronic industry as well as biomedical applications.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Chromic Phenomena

Chromic Phenomena

Origins and Successors to the Compact Disc: Phillips Research, Springer, Netherlands, 2009, vol. 11. 77. (a) Mitsui Chemicals, US Pat., 7,094,516, 2006; (b) Mitsubishi Chemical Co., US Pat. Appl., 2007/0184386; (c) Clariant ...

Author: Peter Bamfield

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781847558688

Category: Science

Page: 562

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Chromic phenomena, or those produced by materials which exhibit colour in response to a chemical or physical stimulus, have increasingly been at the heart of 'high-tec' developments in a variety of fields in the last decade. Many of the newer technologies, which are at the cutting edge of research, are multi-disciplinary, involving researchers from areas as diverse as physics, biology, materials science and electronic engineering. Chromic Phenomena covers five main areas: Colour change materials, such as photochromic, thermochromic and electrochromic materials; Materials which absorb and reflect light - the classical dyes and pigments; Luminescent phenomena, including phosphorescence, fluorescence and electroluminescence; Materials which absorb light and transfer energy, eg photosensitisers, infra-red absorbers and laser-addressable compounds; Phenomena involving the manipulation of light by chemicals, such as liquid crystals, lustre pigments, optoelectronics and photonics Providing an entry point both for new researchers and for established ones, this book, with its emphasis on the technological applications of these chromic phenomena, develops and investigates new applications for colour chemistry. It will be of interest to industrialists and professionals in the biological, medicinal, electronics/telecommunications and colorant industries, as well as academics in these fields.
Categories: Science