Re: The WORM turns

Subject: Re: The WORM turns
From: Kathryn Whitver <kathrynw -at- MICROWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 15:57:35 GMT

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

>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

Both are correct here. There are actually two terms: WORM and worm.
WORM is an acronym as explained in the first paragraph.
A worm (as in worm drive or worm gear) is an adjective.


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