CD-ROM at ten years the technology and the industry mature

Nancy K. Herther

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In 1985, when CD-ROM was first introduce, drives cost $200 each and only about a dozen titles were available for sale. It has been a long struggle over the last ten years, but today, CD-ROM has finally arrived and drives can be purchase for $75 to over $750. Going back, the critical year for CD-ROM hardware, software and disc was 1993. Suddenly, CD-ROM was hot, available in virtually any retail outlet, and featured in industry, consumer and business articles. The year 1994 saw solid growth and further market development as CD-ROMs began to take over market share for distributing games and software, as well as dominating the emerging multimedia marketplace. In 1995, will see further growth and penetration of CD-ROM technology, a further explosion of in-house CD-ROM production in corporations and lower prices for better quality products at all market levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationOnline (Wilton, Connecticut)
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995


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