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> "Burn" is the sort of slang that doesn't
> belong in technical writing.
It's the kind of slang up with which I will not put!
> I have sections on CD burning in a manual
> I'm authoring for a different product
> and I don't use any form of the word "burn.
But you just did!
It's what everybody says, so it must be correct, eh? One of the most popular CD [recording | engraving | burning] softwares is called Nero Burning CD ROM. Their logo features flaming CDs flying through space. http://www.nero.com/en/Index2.htm
It's a new technology; we need some new vocab. We fish around in our analogy pool, and what do find: Writing? Engraving? Burning?
How is more "correct" than the other, especially given the etymology of the word "write"?
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