I had a folder that had about 500MB of JPEGs in it. I was told to burn those pics to a CD. I plopped in a blank CD-R, and it was recognized and it appeared in Finder. The icon for the CD even had a small "burn" icon next to it in Finder. OS X being the easy to use OS, I thought that the operation is 100% intuitive and drag-and-drop. So I grabbed the images, and dragged them to the blank CD and hit "burn". And everything seemed to work. But notice the word "seemed". As it turned out, it did not burn the images, it burned shortcuts to those images. Now, could someone explain the logic behind that? Why on Earth would anyone want to burn _shortcuts_ on CD, as opposed to burning the actual content? Did someone at Apple really think that burning shortcuts is what people want to do? Why would anyone want to do that? Now, I managed to go around this "feature" by adding the "burn" button to Finder and using that instead.