Roger Ebert, Kinsley, DEA discussed on TechFan

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Yeah, it was kind of like the, I m d b, but it was. What was his name? Roger Ebert. And it was like movie reviews. It was awesome. You can go in. You could see some audio clips or hear some audio clips. Video clips. There was movie history on it pitchers. It was like. Nothing. It was interactive. You can click things and things would have it was awesome. And it was stuff like that that expanded what you could do with your computer. The CD ROM was really one of the driving factors of making getting a home computer, a wise investment for a family yet because you had stuff like atom the inside story, remember that it was on every single shelf at every electronic store the dissect it, or you know the cutout skull get looking. I think it was doling Kinsley who did a whole load of very high quality interactive CD roms on various subjects. He human Baldi and space travel were coupled to take the remember. And the thing is well, is that what. Cdrom allowed people to do was before before that Kapito magazines had covered this and there were floppy. You're on. They had know they had a few programs. Everything was tiny when the CD ROM came out all of a sudden you could have full demos of new software that was demos of things a lot myself word and access and debates and things like that. The cut down versions of the whole piece of self west. You could try them out. They distributed whole copies of old operating systems. We'll CD-rom so you could try them our home. Remember this is pre internet. You could not fit most people. If you had a connectivity, had you had a fifty six k modem at best. You're just cook, don't download this stuff because it would take too long cost too much you would you'd be on the phone for two days and cost an with a two day coal. It was. It was just it was just not feasible, whereas the CD ROM allowed us to get this stuff. The the games that became very successful would distributors countdown trial versions. Try and encourage people to buy the Atra full game, and it goes a whole subset of people who who actually just never bought before game. They just play play today. The demolitions so forth, saying Romeo, some of the, some of the things that really kind of drove it, though it wasn't the promise of all the storage. It was the content. So while we applaud Dennen for creating the standard, a lot of different standards were created and never amounted to anything. This was different because as a society, we were already used to CD ROM. So this was something that was intimately familiar with us a. We had the storage capacity and you know, we understood this format. We, we have desks that we were already using. So we, we had the the sleeves at home. We have the shelves that were exactly the right size to hold the CD. Well, more importantly from distribution point, if you, you could tight y'all CD ROM image and have it pressed a commercial DSE depressing Plum. For pending being up to create CDs was the cost of creating for pre discs, which were versatile thing yet for software distribution of any kind, not just magazines, but if you have a program, you won't. So we're enormous. Whereas CD as you say, you could turn out in a very Cassini pressing is very quick. You could turn out a very large number of disks in a very short periods. Homage made a lot cheaper as well as the discs were physically bigger. So you could have a, you know, you can have all that dice roll, man. You could put what lots of extras on that you could put. I remember of software distributors would sell, sell you a program, but then there would be directly on the CD rom with trials of some of their other business. So you could try those get magazines CD roms that would have all these demos and QuickTime movies that you could watch interviews at the magazine did, and it was awesome. All of that is before as you mentioned the CD Risa was development of the sudden you start creating your own disks home. So to the big big things that I remember David. And I think you were have fun memories of both of these as well. And of course, we didn't know each other back in the nineties, but still number one, Star Trek. I'm not DEA. Yeah..

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