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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
A Brief History of the Compact Disc
The Compact Disc was launched in 1982 for high quality digital audio and has become one of the most successful examples of consumer electronics technology.

In 1984 the CD audio specification was extended to CD-ROM for computer applications and was subsequently extended to CD-interactive (CD-I), Photo CD, Video CD, CD Extra and other formats all based on the audio compact disc format.

Despite the introduction of DVD, the CD is likely to remain the dominant format for music for some time to come.