For what it's worth, I've had ONE (1) commercial CD fail since 1986, and that was due to a
manufacturing error, according to CBS/Sony who promptly replaced it. Another one, from Time-Warner,
doesn't mount in some drives and I've never been able to find a way to get it replaced and it's out
of print a long time now anyway. That's it. Collection now totals 5000+ commercially-manufactured
CD's. Oh and also several hundred commercial software CDROMs, never a problem with any of them. So I
conclude it's actually a very hearty medium.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The ways CD's and DVD's can fail.
> Different question...
> I believe there was a post in this thread that referred to a
> short(ish) life span for commercial pressed CD's of earlier
> years. Is right? And, if so, what would cause this?
> Steven C. Barr