College Student Creates Paper-Based Computer Storage

24-year-old Sainul Abideen thinks he’s come up with an alternative to CDs and other data storage options that’ll allow for greater storage capacities and be cheaper and biodegradable to boot, using a fancy printing technique he’s devised to cram loads of data onto a plain old sheet of paper. The system appears to be somewhat similar to QR Codes and other newfangled bar code-type technologies currently in use in parts of the world other than here, but Abideen’s Rainbow Versitile Disc can apparently store far more amounts of data than those — between 90 and 450GB — via Engadget

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