Friday, 24 February 2012

Other formats

Various technological advances made Compact Disc "business cards" possible, which could hold about 35 to 100 MB of data. These Business Card CDs may be square, round or oblong but are approximately the same size as a conventional business card. CD business cards are designed to fit within the 80 mm tray of a computer's CD-ROM drive. They are playable in most tray computer CD drives, but do not work in slot-loading drives. Despite the ability to include dynamic presentations and a great deal of data, these discs were never in common use as business cards, though they are still available
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With handheld computers and smartphones becoming more ubiquitous, business card data is increasingly exchanged electronically via direct wireless connections (e.g. infra-red, Bluetooth, RFID), SMS, or specialized apps (e.g. Bump).1 Once again however, these new methods of transmitting business information have yet to completely replace the traditional physical business card.

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