The Interactive Environment

CD-ROMs Go Green, But the Technology Isn’t Always Ready for Prime Time

The hot product in home computing today is multimedia – a marriage of your computer with your TV set and CD player, with Nintendo and your bookshelf thrown in, too. By using a computer-based CD called a CD-ROM, multimedia PC’s can present video, stereo sound, photos, animation, charts, games, and text, as well as databases or software programs – basically anything that could be digitalized.