And the idea popped up again when CD recorders became affordable, about five years ago: it was called CD-PROM, and it involved putting both read-only sectors and writable sectors on a single disk.
But now there's a 21st Century twist to the CD-PROM concept, which could conceivably stimulate a mass market.
Eastman Kodak Company's Digital and Applied Imaging division has announced a new compact disc technology called Kodak CD-PROM (Compact Disc-Programmable ROM).
Kodak is already using the CD-PROM discs in its Kodak Picture CD product for consumers, which is now available nationwide in the U.
Eastman Kodak Company today announced Kodak CD-PROM technology, a new compact disc technology with exciting applications for the computer industry.
Kodak CD-PROM technology (for Compact Disc-Programmable ROM) combines the technologies of two CDs in one new type of media.
Anyone who can benefit from the ability to produce customized discs with mass-replicated content can employ Kodak CD-PROM technology.
Kodak CD-PROM technology is compliant with all industry standards.
Kodak is currently manufacturing CD-PROM discs and shipping them to customers who order Kodak Picture CDs.
Kodak is currently talking to a number of large companies that may benefit from CD-PROM technology, including major players in the computer industry.
Kodak said the future direction of the technology will include products that allow end-users to write on CD-PROM discs at the desktop.