Greatest Technological Inventions of the Past 25 Years
The ability to record CDs was the first chink in the RIAA s armor. The CD R empowered an entire generation of bootleggers. Canal St. and Jamaica Ave. owe a lot to Philips and Sony for introducing what was once called the CD WO (write once). Though developed and released in 1988, it wasn t until 1990 that consumer systems able to record to blank discs were made available.