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>(1) Fair enough... although I have not seen nor used >the Clik!, the idea of very small, very portable 40MB >storage sounds cool. As I understand, IOM did another >one of these preannounce-but-don't-deliver things, but >hopefully we'll all get a chance to see Clik! up close >in the next few months.

Ioptics is developing OROM technology (Optical ROM). The card/storage medium is smaller than a flash card and stores up to 128MB of memory. Access time is around 10 milliseconds, the cost estimate is as low as 2 cents per megabyte.
Furthermore, Superdisk is gaining more acceptance (120Mb/1.44Mb drives). Are either of these technologies/products a serious threat to the Zip or Clik?

Personally, I feel that OROM is perfect for replacing bulky CD-Players - without moving parts (motors), it has some advantages: a) shock-free b) less moving parts = less repair/costs.

btw, what kind of a name is z3?
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