Is that the correct definition of a geometrical disk? AARI a disk is a two dimetional region bounded by a circle. What you appear to have described is a cylinder. -- Daran 21:38, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
A disk can have width, in this case -- I am referring to a "representative disk" which has a width approaching 0. LirQ
A quick Google search shows that we're both right. There are two incompatible usages. -- Daran 23:11, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
I think the basic idea is that a disk is, essentially, very thin -- ive tried to indicate that in the text. LirQ
- Hmm, I came to read this article in the hopes that it would help to clarify why there are two different spellings (disc and disk). Instead I think it left me more confused. I believe the dictionary-style approach (with "1" and "2" preceding two of the usages) is partly to blame; it makes more sense to me to start with "A disk or disc can refer to one of the following...", explaining all the various things that a disk/disc can be, and then devote a paragraph to explaining the divergent spellings in different contexts. So, without further ado, I think I will be bold. -- Wapcaplet 16:59, 16 Jun 2004 (UTC)
I always thought that it was disk because it is a shorthand of diskette, a smaller version of a disc.
Was the term diskette coined for pronounciation purposes; meaning that the S sound would occur if C was in the position of K since diskette would mean a smaller verion of the disc? --SuperDude 01:09, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
If a disk is magnetic media, and a disc is optical, then what is a magneto-optical storage medium called???
Q: Most of this discussion focuses on data storage. What about a grinding disk/disc? (Grinding disks/discs are used in construction.) Is it simply an American/British difference?
Vandalism-- in July 2005, 22.214.171.124 re-ambiguated disk and disc, switching all spellings and referring to Greek root "diskus" instead of Latin "discus" to confuse the matter. However, they left clues. "Whisc" is certainly no English word. I'm surprised the vandalism lasted for over 6 months. Dc3 16:44, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
disc or disk
- This section was a copyright violation of the American Heritage Dictionary, and was removed on 16 March, 2006 to create a clean disambiguation page. --Blainster 21:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Loss of information
A bold editor removed the definitional and etymological information from the page, assuming it is a good idea to create a "clean", single function disambiguation page. However, this action removed information found nowhere else in Wikipedia. Information destruction is not a good idea unless pointers are created to the information removed. Let's not remove content just to conform to a WP guideline. Unfortunately, it turns out that the etymological section was a copyvio, so it cannot be directly replaced, but some other useful information was also removed from the page. --Blainster 21:03, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
I found the etymological info again, on its own page called 'Spelling of disk'. I linked it, but as Blainster points out, this is still a copyright violation, so I reverted my own edit. Can you tell I'm a newbie?Dc3 05:58, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Both spellings of disc/disk are commonly used. In some contexts they have different meanings, but their meanings overlap, so they should be disambiguated together. In accordance with wikipedia conventions, distinct spellings are ordered alphabetically. Geometry guy 17:21, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Apologies that I moved "disc" rather than "disk" to this location, and redirected "disk" rather than "disc". I did this because "disc" seemed to be the more detailed of the two dab pages. I only realised afterwards that "disk" had much more history than "disc" and it is unfortunate that this history has not been moved here. I am therefore flagging this now, so that editors can make themselves aware of the history there before editing this page. Geometry guy 19:05, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Everybody seems happy with a move to either disc or disk, and to abolish the current title, making way for disc or disk (spelling) to move to disc or disk. A single disambiguation page is preferable to two when the meanings and spellings are so close (and different distinctions are maintained in different varieties of English). Duja suggested a coin toss; the original title of the page was disc, and that was the move proponent's original suggestion, so I'll put it back there. This article has been renamed from disc or disk to disc as the result of a move request. --Stemonitis 08:37, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Is analog recording "data storage"?
Is it correct to put analog disks such as Gramophone and LP records under the "Data Storage" category?? While I guess an analog signal can be called "information", I dubt it can be called "data", or can it? Aren't data discrete in nature by definition? (isn't "data" the plural of "datum"? if so, i guess this answers the previous question). Matteosistisette (talk) 22:52, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
- I would tend to think that an analog signal would be considered data. Take a look at Disk storage. If you find a good reference suggesting otherwise, edit! Jim1138 (talk) 05:14, 6 September 2011 (UTC)