[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Disk or Disc

Bruce Cowan bruce.cowan at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Sep 16 12:25:46 BST 2006


On Fri, 2006-09-15 at 18:26 +0100, Nicholas Thomas wrote:
> I see a disk/disc as being the removable media; a hard 'disk' is, to me, 
> actually a hard drive. Following the same logic, we'd have Zip disk, CD 
> disc, floppy disk; with CD, ZIP drive and floppy drive -- assuming that 
> we only applied disc to round removable media. Personally, 'disk' sets 
> my teeth on edge, but there you go.

Yes, I notice hard disks being called hard drives in shops nowadays.
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Bruce Cowan <https://launchpad.net/people/bruce89>




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