CD/DVD R/RW question

Discussion in 'Community' started by EJBasile, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    This another one of my threads where I point out the obvious...

    You know how CDs and DVDs that you burn are have the +/- R or +/RW at the end. R meaning write and RW meaning rewrite.

    How come CD-Rs aren't called CD-Ws (since write is not spelled with a r)?
     
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    hmm...then why do they say re-writeable as opposed to re-recordable. wait, teh w in rw does stand for writeable, doesnt it?
     

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