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Title: CD format and the dubbeltje -a fun fact
Post by: MrBouzouki on May 17, 2019, 13:17:50
Fun fact about the compact disc.

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During the design phase of the compact disc at Philips, they had a meeting about the size of the center hole. Joop Sinjou, head of Philips audio products, grabbed a Dutch 10 cent coin (known as a 'dubbeltje') and placed it on the table and decided that it should be that size. And to this very day, optical disks like CD-ROMS, DVDS and Blu-rays still have the same 15 mm hole since the release of the original CD in 1982.
Title: Re: CD format and the dubbeltje -a fun fact
Post by: oorlab on May 21, 2019, 23:44:56
http://www.dutchaudioclassics.nl/Interview-with-joop-sinjou/ (http://www.dutchaudioclassics.nl/Interview-with-joop-sinjou/) - good to know this piece of history!