So digital tape was not used until 1995?
I guess all those tape units used in various ways by computers were just a myth then? I even got suckered into buying a few of those units myself.
Just think. All those decades, and no one ever knew the technology didn't actually exist.
If you seriously think that there is any possibility that DVDs are more reliable storage than tape, I've got a great deal on a bridge in Brooklyn that's for sale. The next thing we'll hear is that digital doesn't actually exist. Yes, that's been said here as well.
You can find anything on the web. That doesn't make it so, but sources like minidisc.org and larryjordan.biz would not be at the top of my list.