Well, that is my own opinion.
The CD first came out in the early 80′s. Why the hell didn’t they cover it with some kind of protective mechanism, like diskettes?
I personally like the Minidisc design – it’s smaller and has a sturdy, childproof protective mechanism.
Of course we’re probably heading towards solid-state storage, but that seems to be some years away.
With all this talk about next generation portable storage medium after DVDs i.e. DVD-HD and BluRay discs, I am amazed that the industry’s movers and shakers still hold on to the same old concept.
How many times have you shrieked to your 2-year old son holding a DVD: “don’t touch thattttttt”, then you have to wipe his fingermarks before you can use the damn thing? I know I have, and I know that would not happen if he were holding a thumbdrive or a Minidisc instead.