RE: Burning CDs and Keys

Subject: RE: Burning CDs and Keys
From: Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 14:30:36 -0400

Actually, going back to the old days of "burning" cds meant that they were
burned into the underside of the CDs with a laser. That's how we referred
to it with the $10k machines we'd use to "burn" CDs.

-----Original Message-----
From: kelli -dot- lewis -at- onyxgfx -dot- com [mailto:kelli -dot- lewis -at- onyxgfx -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Burning CDs and Keys

Kent Christensen writes:
I'm repulsed by the notion of "burning" CDs. CDs are written and read
just like a hard disk or a floppy disk or a tape. No one says they
magnetized/demagnetized their hard disk, nor do they say they burned it.
"Burn" is the sort of slang that doesn't belong in technical writing.

I appreciate your comments. You have a good point. However, this is an
informal, in-house document dealing with burning (writing?) security keys.
have sections on CD burning in a manual I'm authoring for a different
and I don't use any form of the word "burn." :)


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