CD or CD-ROM?

Subject: CD or CD-ROM?
From: Ellen Adams <ellena -at- TOLSTOY -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 15:55:32 CST

Tech writers,

I have a dilemma. What is industry standard use of the term
CD-ROM? For instance, I have seen it used it thus:

The software package is shipped on a CD-ROM. To install the software
tools, you must mount the CD-ROM.

I would like to change it to more like:

The software package is shipped on CD. To install the
software tools, you must mount the CD.



But I'm told deleting the -ROM might confuse people who
may confuse it with WORM technology or CD audio recordings.

Is there a standard use of this term?

Ellen Adams
ellena -at- tolstoy -dot- sc -dot- ti -dot- com
Texas Instruments
Houston, TX


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