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Re: [dvd-discuss] The next step in the Balkanization of DVD-R media
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] The next step in the Balkanization of DVD-R media
- From: Jeremy Erwin <jerwin(at)ponymail.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:10:49 -0400
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On Thursday, October 10, 2002, at 02:10 PM, Seth Johnson wrote:
> Jeremy Erwin wrote:
>> I must have read and reread that piece of schlock three times.
>> Still, I can't understand the difference between DVD-R, DVD+R,
>> DVD for Authoring, DVD General, and what most PC users know is
>> DVD-R. I suspect that such documents are bandied about by PR
>> representatives of the various cartel members, as a means of
>> saying, "See, we're not a cartel. We're marketing to each
>> other in public. Here, you can see these pamphlets..."
> It creates two classes of information citizens:
> "professionals" and "consumers."
Oh yes. I get that point. The problem with this propaganda is that it's
none too clear on the details --(I suspect that the're labeled
"Exceptionally secret confidential information).
Are owners of existing DVD-R drives now professionals?
Will new new DVD-R drives from computers be labeled Professional of
Slacker? etc, etc.
They seem to be intent on creating a format war. Perhaps they liked the
thrill of battle from the DVD-R/DVD+R debacle.