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454. Re: 6 years for this! Nov 18, 2004, 11:26 MindTrigger
 
Whatever their heritage, in computer jargon today it is common for the k-spelling to refer mainly to magnetic storage devices, while the c-spelling is customary for optical media such as the compact disc and similar technologies. Even in the computing field, however, the terms are used inconsistently; software documentation often uses the k-spelling exclusively.[/i]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_or_disc

Other interpretations are that all computer ones are disks and all entertainment ones are discs (look at the compact disc logo in any jewel case), but by and large the standard is magnetic is a disk and optical is a disc.

Well, I'm glad you spend so much time in the "wikipedia", but as I said, I see the generic word "disk" used to describe all media about a thousand percent more often than I ever see "disc", and I work in IT for a living and have for over a decade. Then again, maybe the people I talk to regularly at countries all over the world are "special" and they only use the word "disk" when talking to me due to some grand conspiracy.

As a side note: You would have to be a dork of the largest measure to notice (and then complain) that someone deviated from the wikipedia in the proper use of the word disk/disc. I mean Jesus, get out and get some sunlight on that near-transparent skin of yours. Try to find a women too. In all the years I've been doing this stuff, I have NEVER become that big of a geek. I'd have to kick my own ass for this one.


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