Ten gadgets we (and the world) forgot

Posted by , 07 December 2008

Sony MiniDisc – thanks, but no thanks

Sony MiniDisc – thanks, but no thanks

  • #02

    TV video phones – here’s grandma. She still alive?

  • Introduction
  • #10

    Philips CD-i – If only they’d heard about DVD…

By 1992, only DJs and Northern Soul losers were buying vinyl: CD had arrived and was selling by the million. Undeterred, Sony launched the MiniDisc, which required an expensive new gadget on which to play recordings, wasn’t especially good… and died out quicker than a dingo in a snowstorm. Interestingly, Sony is the company that rigorously pursued the Betamax home video system.

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