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Disk vs. Disc (digest 96.08.08)
By Angelo Rulli

Jody, A word of thanks to Robbie for his superb discourse on disc vs. disk. Old ads for musical boxes generally referred to the music as "tunes" or "music sheets." The term disk was then in general use. Clearly, the difference has come with the advent of writable diskettes. Thanks to Robbie for clearing up this never-ending editor's dilemma.


Angelo Rulli
MBSI Editor

[ Editor's Note: I also enjoyed Robbie's explanation on the topic,
[ but I was particularly entertained by Joyce Brite's definition of
[ "disc" as a piece of farm machinery. I spent most of my adult life
[ living in Illinois in Champaign county. I worked at, and later near
[ the University of Illinois. Except for the University, the lifeblood
[ of the economy of the county is corn and soybean farming. In fact,
[ the piano technician who first "humored" my interest in digitizing
[ piano rolls was a corn and soybean farmer. He was only a piano
[ technician in the winter until about two years ago when he turned
[ over operation of hiw 1000 acre farm to a "tenant" farmer. After
[ Joyce's definition, I will chuckle every time I see "circular flat
[ data storage object" spelled "disc".
[ Jody

(Message sent Sat 10 Aug 1996, 12:01:16 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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