digital research department is on the forefront of once again combining
perspicacity with creativity and our environmental concerns to alleviate a
troubling problem recently reported in Wall Street Journal.
numbers of computer users are finding it very frustrating to find mountains of
CDs lying around for which they have little use.
is especially true for CD-R, and DVD-R disks. For example: What is
one to do with the dozens of “free CDs” received in the mailers from AOL,
EarthLink, etc, offering free trials of their buggy software?
just throw the silly things in the trash, increasing non-biodegradable content
in our landfills and trash collection agencies. A vast problem we are
leaving for our future generations as well as a waste of the petroleum resources
to manufacture the plastic that is used in manufacturing the disks.
digital and chemical engineering expert, Dr. Geronimo Everett Knownuts (GEEK for
short) pondered this issue whilst rummaging through the Dayton HamVention flee
market, and suddenly realized a solution was easy to achieve.
technology periods in the use of reel to reel recording days solved the matter
of re-use of the tapes through the simple means of rewinding the tapes.
pursued the idea of making the CDs fully reusable by returning them to virgin
state without the need of troublesome software (most of which does not work well
with any Windows product). The key to this idea was the need to come up
with a device that the average consumer, not known for erudite understanding of
computer software, could use simply and effectively.
that idea arose the CD / DVD REWINDER.
The device is mechanically foolproof. The consumer merely inserts
the disc to be restored to virgin condition into the holder, and turns it
mechanically. As the disk is turned, a fine scribe removes the layers that
have been digitized returning the disk to it’s original state.
an added advantage, since the device is powered by Manuel
force, the user gets to strengthen the muscles in the prime mover
is the photo of the prototype device. Trial sales will begin at Best Buy,
Fry’s, and at the IOOK Technology Center HamVention booth in the early fall of
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