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February 4, 2004 03:20 AM

Broken: CD-R label

Scott Palmer writes:

I took the enclosed picture of a new spindle of blank CD-R discs. The label says, "Data CD-R for Computer Burning". I don't want to burn my computer, I just want to use the CD's. :-)


These 'data CDRs' aren't broken, they're just getting you a good deal. (Beyond the fact that pirating music tends to be pretty economical) CDR data discs aren't subject to the RIAA tax which is levied upon CDR audio discs. From

"In the United States, a distinction is made between "consumer digital audio" media and data media. You have to pay extra for consumer audio CD-R blanks and DAT tapes, and the music recording industry gets a piece on the assumption that the media will be used to hold commercially recorded material."

Optimal Customer Experience: reveling in the naughtiness of burning audio onto your 'data' discs. My 'research' suggests that the iMix brand of blank CDRs (available at Staples) will provide the best available 'forbidden pleasure' piracy experience. I'll post a picture when I get a chance. :)

Posted by: Derek Lomas at February 4, 2004 11:31 PM

Of course, upon posting my previous comment, I immediately recognized the improbable flammability of computers.

Which allows me to quickly segue to a broken piece of the English lanaguage: Flammable and Inflammable mean precisely the same thing in the dictionary, but exactly the opposite in the minds of 90% of English speakers.

I hope nobody has ever bought a pair of pyjamas based upon their inflammability.

Posted by: Derek Lomas at February 4, 2004 11:49 PM

If it's not broken, why did you send it to I think the meaning of the term "burn" in this context is known to a vast majority of those looking for CD-Rs.

Posted by: Jason at February 5, 2004 10:39 AM

Right, but youre burning the CD, not the computer.

Posted by: Josh at February 5, 2004 12:32 PM

Right, but your using logic and infering, not literilism.

Sorry for the cynicalism. Seriously though, the only thing broken about this is the word placement. Although it probably isn't grammatically correct, it still makes sense.

Posted by: never mind that at February 9, 2004 08:20 PM

I just got a duplicator and enough CD's to back up my whole collection ( ). I hope I don't burn up my duplicator!

Posted by: Rick Robertson at September 15, 2004 09:44 AM

seems to have some syntax/grammar problems. it's "inferrence", "literalism", and "cynicism" (respectively)

Posted by: Sido at September 6, 2005 09:38 PM

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