Just dug out a pre-recorded mini-disc which hasn't seen the daylight for years - Savage Garden - Affirmation. Fired up the old mini-disc player which stil works after all these years, although the play button is a little sticky now.
When you look at the mini-disc, they'd pretty much got the whole digital recording thing spot on. It's a shame it was a little too late to market - as MP3s and CDRs began to take off. That said; I'm still using VHS!