Subject: TERMINOLOGY: Authoring
From: Al Rubottom <alrub -at- INETWORLD -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 17:18:47 -0700

{trivial trivium or beating-a-dead-horse dept.}

from the mailing for Optical PRE, the first exhibition-cum-workshop
"to focus solely on production, pre-production and post-production for
all optical media formats: CD, CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD, CD-I, Video Disc,
Photo CD, Enahcned CD, Mini Disc, MO and Data Storage."

[this show runs 19-21 Aug. 97 in San Jose at the SJ Conv. Ctr.]

from the blurb on a session entitled "Authoring vs. Premastering:
Creative and Mechanical Aspects of Program Development" :

"Authoring" is a widely used (and misused) term in optical media.
To many it is a creative activity that guides a project, others use it
to refer to the whole process of content development. "Premastering"
is being used as a term for processes that can be handled in a mechanical
means. This session will suggest where the boundaries are between
these two stages in an interactive development environment, ..."

So there!
Aren't you glad to know that crucial distinction?
Al Rubottom /\ alrubottom -at- bigfoot -dot- com
tel: 619.292.9998 /\ fax: 619.541.2260

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