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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
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    On Monday 13 February 2006 10:12, Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > Anders Karlsson <trudheim@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > On 2/13/06, Joerg Schilling <schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
    > > [snip]
    > >
    > > > - Older CD-writers identified as WORM although a CD-R is not a
    > > > WORM.
    > >
    > > Nitpicking I know, but technically, CD-R is WORM in the case of single
    > > session write. And as long as the writer works, who cares if it is
    > > labled WORM, CD-R or Earthworm..
    >
    > If you did know what a worm is, you would know that you are not correct:
    >
    > A WORM allows you to randomly write any sector once.
    >
    > A CD-R does not allows you to do this.

    Joerg, the practical definition of WORM is "Write Once, Read Many" - whether
    or not it supports writes to random sectors is a moot point, a CDR does seem
    to fit the bill of a "write once, read many" medium.

    DRH
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