Slashdot has a short post on the 10th anniversary of the MP3 audio file format.
“The Data Compression News Blog reports that on July 14th 2005, the name “MP3” celebrates its tenth anniversary. On this day back in 1995, the researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS decided to use “.mp3” as the file name extension for their new audio coding technology. Development on this technology started in 1987, in 1992 it was considered far ahead of its times, then MP3 became the generally accepted acronym for the ISO standard IS 11172-3 “MPEG Audio Layer 3″ and no other coding method so far (2005) could uncrown MP3 as the popular standard for digital music on the computer and on the Internet.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same. 😉