Digital Optical Disk Presentation Device


Digital Optical Disk Presentation Device

In 1987, I learned that one of the divisions was developing 65Mb Optical disks. This was a huge amount of storage at the time, suitable for storing lots of images. Computer hard drives at the time were 20 Mb, maybe 40 Mb tops. Of course, a proposal for an optical disk presentation device was forth coming. It consisted of a processor, two optical drives, a framestore and was programmable.

The proposal went no where, but it was the first to push the concept of a computer integrated digital imaging device. The use of the term personal computer had become verboten, however. I got word the marketing manager, an old consumer film guy, didn't want to hear any more proposals with computers or connecting our devices to computers. He vowed Kodak would never become a computer peripheral company. Definitely an obstacle to moving forwoard into the 21st century.


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