The WORM turns

Subject: The WORM turns
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 11:15:54 -0700

>And a WORM drive is the engine that operates the medium that is Write
>Once Read Many.

I didn't even think of that.

When I referred facetiously to a worm drive, I was thinking of that gizmo we
used to attach to our homemade telescopes to help them keep an image in view
by compensating for the earth's rotation.

I think the term refers more generally to a device that allows a powerful
motor to produce a precise movement. They may be used to control head motion
in CD drives. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer
srm -at- c2 -dot- org Copyright 1996 Review Editor, IEEE Micro All rights reserved President, Berkeley STC

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