Predictions from 1973
Peter C Goldmark
Head of CBS Laboratories, inventor of the LP and EVR video system
The disc and tape will exist side by side. Neither one of them seems to be replacing the other one. The disc is convenient for choosing a certain selection—which a lot of people prefer. There are ways you could put a whole library on laser disk . . . laser beams. The only problem is, it wouldn't be profitable. People will expect to pay the same for a laser disc that they do for a single piece of music.
• Maverick Inventor: My turbulent years at CBS. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1973.