Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 15:30:57 -0600
From: "Walt Kienzle" <>
Subject: Re: What happened to AS2 & AS3?

And just think, if you switched to MiniDisc, you wouln't be creating all that garbage from CD-R's that you have thrown out. Don't we get enough of that from AOL with their subscription mailings? BTW, I pay about $3 per CD-R (and $10 per CD-RW) because of the special CD's that an audio system CD burner requires, thanks to the RIAA. Even though I am recording programming that went into the public domain years ago, I still have to pay royalties to some unknown entity. Since I go through about 2 CD's worth of material a day, that would be about $1,500 a year -- and a lot of filled up landfills. If you are wondering why I don't just use the cheaper CDs and burn them on my computer. It's like you said: " comes down to convenience." Walt Kienzle "Kalman Rubinson" <> wrote in message news:oUgN5.11$ > Walt Kienzle <> wrote: > >> Guess my musical interests are sufficiently durable to justify the 50 > > cents. > > > And I will admit that mine aren't. I record programming from the radio for > > "time shifting" listening, much like recording a TV show on a VCR. I listen > > to it once, and then erase it, making CD-Rs of little use to me. > > > I guess it comes down to convenience. I will throw away once-used CD-Rs having > had all the satisfaction I need for my 50cents. Besides, they are playable, if > I wish, on all my systems. So, add a smiley to my original comment. > > Kal

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