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QtFLW@Work
09-03-2004, 00:02:16
http://neasia.nikkeibp.com/wcs/leaf?CID=onair/asabt/news/290920


The company has produced a 100-layer postage stamp-sized media prototype with a 1GB memory capacity constructed from plastic material, and a small prototype drive for reading data.

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NTT is planning to bring the first commercial Info-MICA products to market in 2005 with a postage stamp-size ROM and a memory capacity of 1GB.

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[...]initial estimates suggest it to be several thousand yen for the drive technology, and 100 to 200 yen for the media. In the future, NTT is planning to commercialize an Info-MICA ROM with more than 10GB capacity that will be suitable for releases of pre-recorded movies.


http://www.nikkeibp.com/neasia/image2/nea040213am_mica1.jpg

Cool!

protein
09-03-2004, 02:19:33
Hey, that might just replace the microfilm for future generations of spies! Coolio.

Sir Penguin
09-03-2004, 02:32:46
I'm beginning to think that something really crappy is going to restore balance to 2005. That also fits with my theory that really crappy things happen every 2 years. Probably World War III this time.

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
09-03-2004, 03:28:13
The U.S. election will be a close contest, and after counting chads and endless debate on CNN and Fox, Bush will be declared the winner in January.

Oooo, I just had this intense feeling of deja vu!

Sir Penguin
09-03-2004, 09:27:59
No, much worse than that.

SP

QtFLW@Work
09-03-2004, 17:58:50
For those of us living in the U.S., believe me when I say that pretty darn bad.

So what all else is unbalancing 2005, in your opinion? What other technological wonders will be gracing the shelves of local consumer electronics stores?

Sir Penguin
10-03-2004, 01:24:09
Well, I made thread about it but the search function doesn't find it. I don't remember everything, but other neat things that are going to happen in 2005 are: Windows Longhorn (maybe), dual-core 64-bit processors from Intel and AMD, Firefly and Star Wars movies, the return of Family Guy, and more. Oh, and wireless USB.

SP

Darkstar
23-03-2004, 19:33:07
You expect the Star Wars movie to be good?

And Stewie was the only thing in Family Guy that was consistantly funny and not just pathetic...