Burned a disc today for the first time in ages. Pulled out one of my treasured TY T02 discs, put it into my Optiarc 7200s and fired up ImgBurn (at 8x). It was like taking a short trip into the past, a bit nostalgic and quaint at the same time. What a weird sensation.
Nearly eight minutes later, it was done. I’ve gotten so used to USB flash drives, this seemed like it took much longer to write 4.1gb of data than I remembered.
Then I had to find all my gear for labeling the thin case, and opened my custom cabinet where I have all my important discs stored. I may have to do some dusting there as it turns out. I must have hundreds of discs in there, and I haven’t accessed one all year, or even all last year.
Makes me wonder how many, if any, teenagers out there have burned an optical disc. Tech shifts and morphs constantly, and now and again, I’m hit with another example of something I knew well, but no longer has relevance.