Re: spelling of disc (disk) in /devfs

From: Michael B. Trausch (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 18:00:34 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Jeremy M. Dolan wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Feb 2001 00:19:56 +0000, Alan Chandler wrote:
> > The thing that struck me most was the spelling of disc with a 'c'. As
> > an Englishman this is the correct spelling for me most of the time,
> > but I have come to accept "as a technical term" disk (as in American)
> > is the right name for these devices.
> Disk is spelled 'disk' except for Compact Disc and Digital Versatile
> Disc. If it wasn't 3:30 in the morning, a patch would be attached.

Anymore, even I refer to everything as discs, I used to be hardcore in
establishing the difference between disks, discs, and diskettes. However,
it's really useless, given that nobody even understands "diskette" in the
general public when I say it, I wind up explaining it.

        - Mike

Michael B. Trausch
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