Music bosses have unveiled a revolutionary new recording format that they hope will help win the war on illegal file sharing which is thought to be costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue.

Nicknamed the ‘Record’, the new format takes the form of a black, vinyl disc measuring 12 inches in diameter, which must be played on a specially designed ‘turntable’.

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  1. Wow. This thing sounds great, David, but I find something about it troubling. It seems to me that you would need some kind of cover or sleeve for this new medium, right? Made of cardboard, perhaps?
    The problem would be in its size. I mean, we all know how important the artwork is to the cd, and I don’t think people are willing to accept a big, blown up version.
    Also, if we go this route, artists will be tempted to try stupid little gimmicks, such as rotating wheels, zippers, and things like that.

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