NTLK Re: Off topic: Minidisc: Off topic: CD lifespan...

From: Stainless Steel Rat (ratinox@peorth.gweep.net)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 10:20:10 CDT

* "John I. Clark" <jiclark@independence.net> on Wed, 19 Jul 2000
| What? That's a new take that I have not heard! 5-10 years? Where is
| evidence?

CD-R uses an organic dye. This die decomposes and fades within
approximately 10 years, depending on the quality of the plastic seal and
the conditions in which the media is stored.

CD-RW is a different medium, different materials, with a longer shelf life,
but still not as long as MO.

Rat <ratinox@peorth.gweep.net>    \ When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be
Minion of Nathan - Nathan says Hi! \ returned to its special container and
PGP Key: at a key server near you!  \ kept under refrigeration.

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