[rescue] cd-rom rot

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Feb 22 10:57:47 CST 2020

On Fri, 21 Feb 2020, Robert Toegel wrote:

> Hmmm...were the older ones not as dense (single density as opposed to
> double density)?  Just musing about what could be the difference that makes
> the older ones seem to last longer.

That's probably a big part of why the 360k floppies have great longevity,
but my observation was chiefly about 1440k HD diskettes.

Something in the manufacturing process must've gotten "cost optimized" as
people shifted from using diskettes for working document storage to using
them almost exclusively for software distribution.

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