So You Thought You Had Everything

It's happening again: Just when you finally replaced all your vinyl LPs with shimmering, silver compact disks, consumer-electronics makers want you to start replacing your cassettes, too, with higher-fi digital tapes. And it's time to put old snapshots onto Photo CDs and show them on a TV screen. Books? Buy your next encyclopedia on CD-ROM, adding sound and motion-picture clips to the boring old text. And remember that 16-bit video-game machine you got the kids a year ag, because they were tired of the 8-bit one? Now, you can attacha CD for movie-like realism--for amere $300.

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