Hi Bill, I have not noticed that. But I found the packages are very hard to open. I use the evelopes to keep myCD's in and treat them like $100 bills (the price of the OS disks). Mike ~ one of the Moderators It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews http://www.mwn.ca/ ******* Mike's REPLY SEPARATOR ********* On 2/7/2005 at 9:29 PM William B. Lurie wrote: Please excuse me for asking what might be a trivial question....but, How many of you have discovered that the data/software CD that contains computer programs and their instruction books these days, is quite fragile? Even if you don't break them, taking them out of their plastic boxes, have you found that the optical surface can be damaged with ease, and not last 100 days much less 100 years? That a speck of dirt, and possibly oil from the skin, can render them useless? Bill Lurie For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.