April 6, 2006 The 8 cm DVD-R mini-disc is growing in popularity with the advent of the DVD camcorder, so we thought it was worth showing the latest incarnation of the miniature media – the 8 cm DVD-R mini-disc Slim. At half the thickness of other mini DVD-Rs, these new media will take up less of your precious camera-case space, and the reduced material costs means half the weight so they ship for the price of one 39-cent stamp. The savings appear to be passed on to the consumer in several ways, as the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the mini DVD-R Slim is aggressively set at US$1.00 per disc, much lower than current market prices.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon