April 7th, 2006

marcus 2013

A little footnote to the dream thing...

In the discussion of my Windows dream I mentioned that CD-R and USB sticks have pretty much taken over from floppies. If any more proof was needed, saw this offer today: A 1 gb USB stick for £17.99

Incidentally, if anyone wonders why I keep mentioning this company, it's simply because I'm on their mailing list, and they generally have pretty good prices. Even so, it wouldn't surprise me if someone else was selling something cheaper.
marcus 2013

Widescreen and digital TV?

Can anyone give me dates for the first regular broadcast WIDE-SCREEN TV services in Britain and the USA? Presumably a pre-requirement is digital TV of some sort. Early nineties in Britain, I think, but what date in the USA?

Tried Wikipedia but for some reason format issues don't seem to be discussed much.