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Monday, 25 April 2011 11:52

Former Sony boss presses stop button

Written by Nick Farell
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Key figure in the adoption of the CD
Norio Ohga, former Sony president, CEO and chairman who played an important development role in the acceptance of CD formats has died. He was 81.

Ohga, was a senior advisor and former president and chairman of the Sony. In 1982 he was Sony's president and added the position of CEO to his title in 1989, the same year Sony purchased Columbia Pictures. He  retired in 2003.

One of Ohga's greatest achievements was he spearheaded Sony initiative to develop CDs. As a former musician, Ohga wanted CDs to be large enough to listen to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony all the way through without stopping. This explains why CDs could contain more information than was required for pop albums at the time.


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-47 #1 The blue fox 2011-04-25 12:15
Do people use CD's any more?
DVD's and Blue ray yah. But CD's
 
 
+38 #2 yasin 2011-04-25 12:22
You ever bought a music album from a store? Yeah, that's a CD.
This guy is a legend.
 
 
+17 #3 TechHog 2011-04-25 13:57
*reads headline*

*reads article*

WTF Nick!?!
 
 
+20 #4 Reavenk 2011-04-25 16:04
I agree with TechHog, "presses the stop button"?

@The blue fox: you seem to not realize that BlueRay and DVDs wouldn't exist if RedBook CDs didn't exist.
 
 
-3 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-25 21:58
OK, now make blue ray disks that can contain more porn than we could ever watch, all the way through without stopping.
 
 
-11 #6 The blue fox 2011-04-26 03:01
[quote name="Reavenk"@The blue fox: you seem to not realize that BlueRay and DVDs wouldn't exist if RedBook CDs didn't exist.

I know that he the guy responsible for all circular laser media.
I am just saying do people still buy / use CD's? I just get every thing off iTunes or Zune.
 
 
+1 #7 Evil_Clown666 2011-04-26 19:52
I'm sure it was actually under Karajan's influence that the CD could hold the entirety of the 9th Symphony.
 

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