I don't get people who consider swapping cd's annoying... For crying out loud, how much effort does it take? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> It's sad if something like that is enough to irritate someone -- apparently they don't know any better (read: worse) and they don't realize how happy they should be that they don't [know any better]. Geez. Don't mean to sound hippy or anything, just... geez <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/suspicion.gif" alt="" />

There is one very important reason that people don't like having a CD in the computer. Degradation of the CD. I know several people who have had their game CD's damaged or destroyed by over-use.

It makes sense that a cd would ware off when you use it. However, cd's ware off if you don't use them as well. I have a few games that worked perfectly years ago, and now just can't be read anymore. They say this often happens with copied cd's, but I'm talking about true, official cd-roms. They just don't last forever, despite what they promised us when cd-roms first hit the market. And over-use? Besides during the swapping, I don't see how a cd can get "damaged" -- isn't it just a laser beam reading the surface of the disk? read: no physical contact. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Yeah yeah, I know, just another rant about the same old topic <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />

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