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Disk/disc trivia

Library Systems Newsletter [September 1982]


Is "disk" or "disc" the correct spelling? Our dictionary prefers disk as the modern U.S. spelling for a "thin, circular object." Computer specialists have traditionally preferred "disk" when referring to a data storage medium. Home entertainment system developers appear to prefer "disc" as in both "phonodiscs" and "videodiscs." LSN has opted for "disks" for both applications.

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 2 Number 09
Issue:September 1982
Page(s):72
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Computer terminology
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:3860
Last Update:2021-11-17 12:27:41
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00