Ian wrote:Personally, I don't put too much faith into PC Active's findings. The whole article is vary vague and they leave too many questions unanswered.
I can imagine the following scenario at a PC Active meeting:
"Anyone got any ideas for a good controversial article?"
"Yes, let's buy some of the lowest quality CD-Rs we can find and make low quality recordings that are not quite unreadable. If we test the discs again about 20 months later, these poor quality recordings have had a chance to degrade further. Then we can accent the negative and write an exposé about the unreliability of CD-R discs. If we can show problems with enough discs and sensationalize the issue, we will get a lot of attention and our reputation and circulation will soar."