Thanks to Digg I found this bit o’ history at the Flickr website. It looks to me like the word awesome was coming into its own about the time that the word digital was. I love how they relate the workings of the CD to the old technology. “Wow and flutter” that is almost imperceptible. There’s a laser diode and a beam splitter reading those awesome “musical information pits”. Laser is such an awesome word.
When is the last time you saw the word laser on a CD or DVD player. I love technology history.