In a message dated 2/8/2005 4:07:08 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: The reason I asked what is an optical disk, is that I once saw what appeared to be a glorified A: drive type diskette with some kind of optical feature to it. This seems out of style now but it made me wonder whether it might be what was talked about. The reason I was thinking that you were asking, because this question also popped up in my mind, was that the site was talking about optical disc's being better than cd's. If cd's ARE optical discs, what the hell were they talking about at the site? How can optical disc's be better than cd's when they're the exact same thing? "Don't use cd's anymore, use cd's!" Now, I have another question, maybe not so dumb, what's the difference between a disc and a disk? All my life, disc has been spelled, "disc", now they're sometime's being spelled, "disk", but we're still talking about a flat round thing. Sure, the diskette isn't round, but the bit that the data gets saved onto IS. What's the difference? By the way, that diskette is made of the same stuff as magnetic tape. It can easily be erased the same way tapes can: by storing them near electronic devices, especially those that have magnetic parts inside of them. Things like, t.v.s, computer monitors, computers, vcr's, tape decks, radios, clocks, speakers, and probably things like benders, microwave ovens, and other electronic kitchen or workshop items. Too many times I've seen people store their loved recordings on, or near, these electronic items. Either they don't know, or they don't care. Dale 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.