An excellent introduction to CD-ROM, this vital guide highlights both the general and particular elements that make up this innovative and exciting technology. This book shows how CD-ROM works, what types of data are best suited for CD-ROM, how the disks are manufactured, how the technology merges with different computer systems, and much more.
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