Mildly Off Topic

Ken Miller bookrat at BOOKRAT.COM
Fri Apr 30 07:00:06 UTC 1999

At 6:34 PM -0700 4/28/99, Grant Barrett wrote:
>order, created our own DVD disk (which is digital). I can't prove it, but
>I suspect "to burn a CD or DVD" comes from the fact that these disks are
>created (and read) using lasers, which evokes in the minds of some the ray

I'm pretty sure that "burn" in this sense predates the CD (and laser) era.
It goes back to the days of PROMs and EPROMs, at least.

Ken Miller
Systems Annalist
Babbage Engine Works

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