Once upon a time they tried blue wavelength laser on DVD media....Gosh darn it, it wouldn't work. Soo...They thought to themselves, why not create a media disc SPECIFICALLY for blue wavelength laser!!! They did, and then they were all like, "EUREKA!"
And then, they decided that this is new tech would have a new name to differenciate from DVD to accomodate people who used to shove CD's into their floppy drives. They pondered and pondered and pondered some more and then finally as they gazed upon the bright beautiful blue sky,,, they decided to call it Blu-ray, awwe, how cute.
And then, they was all like, "Hey this is all like, new stuff, and we has to charge more for itz cuz it costs more to manufacture, rite?" Guy smiley, then responded "Of Course!"
But, the spizazz of its much anticipated and highly publicized release met with lukewarm feelings. The crowd looked on in confusion and wondered what the hell was different, unaware and oblivious of its spacial and visual improvments. So, they went home, unimpressed and cynical of the obvious conspiracy to fleece the public for even more of their money. They curled up to their favorite DVD movie excited and marveled at the beauty that spun before them. Perfect they thought, I beat the MAN this evening.
Pleased and content with what the day's preceedings they once again took to task of making that CD work in that darn impossible "New CD drive" and then later on post unwieldy thoughts about Blu-ray on CDFreaks.