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Pieter Kramer poses for photographers in Eindhoven, Netherlands, last week. Kramer was a leading engineer on the team that developed the CD, which was launched 25 years ago this Friday, in a joint project by Royal Philips Electronics NV and Sony Inc. of Japan. Kramer is holding a show model of the compact disc player, which was introduced in August 1982. Associated Press

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