It's definitely not a good idea! In the world of mid-budget and low-budget audio production, burned 
CDs are still sometimes the master media (not something I recommend, but something that sometimes 
saves the client money on CD manufacturing). I consider CD support, both reading and writing 
MANDATORY in an audio production environment. I assume Apple's operating system allows for 
USB-connected CD burners?

BluRay will never establish a beach-head like DVD did. I doubt it will ever be a mass-media format. 
For TV video and more and more movie consumption, the world is already moving to lossy streaming and 
on-demand, for better or worse. For a movie "library," well that may be a quaint notion in a tiny 
niche market, assuming it's a big enough niche to keep a single BluRay line running (such as what 
happened to SACD).

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stewart Gooderman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2015 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is it time to rethink FLAC ?

> I’m as big an Apple bigot as they come (been using Apple products exclusively since the Apple //e) 
> and even I think this statement is a bit on the hyperbole side.
> I mean, Apple doesn’t even support Blu-Ray. Never has and probably never will. In fact, they are 
> essentially abandoning all optical media, which I don’t think is a good idea, frankly.
> DrG
>> On May 17, 2015, at 7:25 PM, Jamie Howarth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Apple is the industry standard for audio and video.
>> Please pardon the misspellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone
>>> On May 17, 2015, at 8:28 PM, Michael Gillman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Also, I see we have some serious windows defenders on this list.